Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) (cont.)
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SARS-associated coronavirus. The coronavirus is now recognized as the cause of the 2003 SARS outbreak. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control/Dr. Fred Murphy.
SARS-associated coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that have a halo or crownlike (corona) appearance when viewed under a microscope. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control/CD Humphrey and TG Ksiazek.
Lung tissue pathology due to SARS. This image shows pathologic cytoarchitectural changes indicative of diffuse alveolar damage, as well as a multinucleated giant cell with no conspicuous viral inclusions. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control/Dr. Sherif Zaki.
Coronavirus OC43. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control/Dr. Erskine Palmer.
Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/21/2016