SARS Coronavirus antibodies
SARS Coronavirus antibodies supplied by The Native Antigen Company recognise SARS Coronavirus nucleoproteins. SARS Coronavirus antibodies are suitable for immunoassay research and development.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a lower respiratory tract illness that was first reported in patients from the Guandong Province of China in November 2002. The causative agent, which was previously unknown, was isolated in 2003 and named as SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). The SARS coronavirus is an enveloped, single-stranded, positive RNA virus of the family Coronoviridae (NCBI) The virus is thought to have a zoonotic origin, with the horseshoe bat being the primary natural reservoir, but this has not been confirmed. Mammals, including the palm civet, may act as intermediate hosts.
In 2003, the SARS coronavirus spread rapidly and affected over 8,000 people in 26 countries. Since the end of the SARS epidemic, cases of SARS have only occurred in laboratory workers that have been accidently infected (WHO).
The symptoms of SARS infection are like influenza and include fever, malaise, muscle pain, headache, diarrhoea and shivering. Clinical symptoms may also include coughing and shortness of breath. Respiratory distress may rapidly develop in some patients, resulting in death. SARS disease has a high rate of mortality and resulted in 774 deaths during the first epidemic in 2003.
Currently, no licenced vaccine is available for the prevention of SARS infection. SARS continue to be of global health concern due to the rapid spread of the virus, the high mortality rate and the fears of a future SARS outbreak.
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