Article in Japanese
Coronavirus and severe acute respiratory infections: 10 years after outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and emergence of novel coronavirus
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 was caused by novel coronavirus. Another novel coronavirus that can cause severe respiratory symptoms in human was confirmed in September, 2012, almost 10 years after SARS. These cases are thought to have been infected in Middle-East countries but the exact source of human infections is still unknown. Although our capacity has been strengthened in past 10 years, we are still not well-prepared for public health emergency like SARS.
Department of Virology Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
|Received||January 1, 1970|
|Accepted||January 1, 1970|