The correct answer is option A –SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome commonly known as SARS is a respiratory disease caused by a virus that is very contagious and sometimes fatal. SARS is caused by the SARS Corona Virus. There was a major outbreak of this disease between November 2002 and July 2003 in the Southern part of China. This resulted in over 7,000 cases and about 774 reported death cases. Coronavirus is acquired from animals.
The major symptoms include fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, and other symptoms. This can become severe and the affected person can experience shortness of breath and pneumonia. Sinusitis is the inflammation (swelling of the sinuses). It is often caused by bacterial infections and allergies. SIDA is the French acronym for AIDS. Although this is caused by a virus, highly contagious and deadly, it is not a respiratory disease. TB is the acronym for tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a respiratory disease and it is contagious but it is not caused by a virus.
SARS. SARS is a viral infection, it affects the respiratory system, highly contagious, and caused about 800 people to perish in 2002 and 2003. The last SARS case was reported in 2004, and since then the disease has not infected anyone. Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses, and it’s a symptom, not a disease.
It can be caused by either viral or bacterial infections. Sinusitis is almost never fatal, except in very rare cases where a severe infection spreads to the brain, causing meningitis or other potentially life-threatening conditions.With antibiotics this is almost impossible. SIDA is the French acronym for AIDS, which is not a respiratory disease (though it is viral, contagious, and deadly). Tuberculosis is a tempting answer because it’s a contagious, potentially life-threatening respiratory disease. However, it’s caused by a bacterium, not a virus.