Common "Sars" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a contagious respiratory illness. The symptoms of SARS start with flu-like signs such as fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, and occasionally diarrhea. SARS is a serious illness that can be life-threatening, like any other respiratory illness, spreads through the droplets that enter the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

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How has COVID-19 impacted various aspects of daily life?

Query: Hello doctor, At the age of fifty, I witnessed the significant impacts of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. I am keen to delve into how the virus has influenced public health, the global economy, and individuals' daily lives. Can you offer a comprehensive summary of how the coronavirus has shaped these...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Here is a summary of how the coronavirus has affected public health, the international economy, and people's daily lives over the past year: Public Health: Spread of the virus: COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) rapid...  Read Full »

Do my symptoms suggest Covid-19 or SARS?

Query: Hi,I have recently been found to be COVID positive and was house isolated as per the doctors' advice. I had severe respiratory difficulty, and when I searched the symptoms on the internet, it came up with SARS as a possible diagnosis. Now I am confused about what is COVID and what is SARS? Can you p...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. COVID-19 is caused by a virus named SARS COV 2 virus. Hence the name SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) is mentioned. SARS COV first caused a limited pandemic nearly ten years back. SARS COV 2 is a new strain of ...  Read Full »

Is the COVID vaccine ineffective against SARS?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife got her COVID shot three months back (Pfizer second dose). Now she has the flu, which we got tested thinking it is COVID, but strangely it is SARS. Is it deadlier than COVID? What is the treatment? Is COVID vaccine ineffective against this?  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Vaccines are helpful, and please understand that the epidemic was controlled with the help of vaccines. But it is not 100 % effective in preventing infection. On the other hand, vaccines decrease mortality and morbidity. SARS (severe acute...  Read Full »

What does it mean if I have a headache, weakness, cough, and loss of smell?

Query: Hello doctor, Ten days ago, I developed a headache at night, and it subsided the following day. The day after this, I started feeling weak and had a cough. I consulted a doctor, and he told me that I had a bacterial infection. He thoroughly examined me for any other illness and sent me home. One ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand that you have weakness, cough, and loss of smell. Your physician diagnosed it as a bacterial infection. I hope you have tested negative for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019). If not, you need to get it done. I do not understand the need for Prednisone. But...  Read Full »

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