Revista Medica Herediana
versión On-line ISSN 1729-214X
In this review we present the main historical, epidemiological, clinical and control& prevention aspects of this new disease known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). This has been considered the first epidemic infectious disease of the XXI century caused by a virus that principally has affected some areas of China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), Vietnam, Singapur and Canada (Toronto). The discovered agent is a new virus belonged to the coronavirus family. An effective treatment has not been found yet. ( Rev Med Hered 2003; 14: 89-93).
Palabras llave : SARS; Coronavirus.