Coronavirus as a possible cause of severe acute respiratory syndrome
J S M Peiris, S T Lai, L L M Poon, Y Guan, L Y C Yam, W Lim, J Nicholls, W K S Yee, W W Yan, M T Cheung, V C C Cheng, K H Chan, D N C Tsang, R W H Yung, T K Ng, K Y Yuen, and members of the SARS study group
The Lancet Volume 361, Number 9365, 12 April 2003
Background: An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has been reported in Hong Kong. We investigated the viral cause and clinical presentation among 50 patients.
Methods: We analysed case notes and microbiological findings for 50 patients with SARS, representing more than five separate epidemiologically linked transmission clusters. We defined the clinical presentation and risk factors associated with severe disease and investigated the causal agents by chest radiography and laboratory testing of nasopharyngeal aspirates and sera samples. We compared the laboratory findings with those submitted for microbiological investigation of other diseases from patients whose identity was masked.
Findings: Patients’ age ranged from 23 to 74 years. Fever, chills, myalgia, and cough were the most frequent complaints. When compared with chest radiographic changes, respiratory symptoms and auscultatory findings were disproportionally mild. Patients who were household contacts of other infected people, and had older age, lymphopenia, and liver dysfunction were associated with severe disease. A virus belonging to the family Coronaviridae was isolated from two patients. By use of serological and reverse-transcriptase PCR specific for this virus, 45 of 50 patients with SARS, but no controls, had evidence of infection with this virus.
Interpretation: A coronavirus was isolated from patients with SARS that might be the primary agent associated with this disease. Serological and molecular tests specific for the virus permitted a definitive laboratory diagnosis to be made and allowed further investigation to define whether other cofactors play a part in disease progression.
A lot of people have been asking me about the possible frequency of SARS. A picture of the suspected virus above is from an unkown web site. Let me know if you know the link. There are a number of additional photos that can be found on the CDC briefing site.
On further analysis, the frequency of the virus in the all of the photos appears to be 33566. This is a nasty bug that is atypical of most viral diseases I encounter and may not respond to usual complementary treatments. It is associated with another virus with frequency 255616 which may be a metapneumovirus.
It would be extremely wise to take large amounts of Transfer Factor Plus as I believe this will at least slow the progression of the disease. Time of initial treatment with an FSCAN should be at least one hour and 15 minutes and treatment would probably need to be repeated for several days to eliminate symptoms. Any fragmentation of the virus would need to be detected, along with appropriate frequencies for elimination.
Current testing indicates that Oscillicoccinum may affect these viruses. This should be taken immediately as recommended by the manufacturer to see if it is effective.
That’s my best guess from available information and it should serve as a good starting point for a DIRP scan with an FSCAN.
WHO doctor dies of respiratory disease
From the International Desk of United Press International
Published 3/29/2003 8:28 PM
GENEVA, Switzerland, March 29 (UPI) — Carlo Urbani, the Italian doctor who first identified a new deadly respiratory illness has himself died of the disease, the World Health Organization said Saturday.
Urbani, who detected the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, was 46.
“Carlo Urbani’s death saddens us all deeply at WHO,” Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, WHO’s director-general said in a statement. “His life reminds us again of our true work in public health. Today, we should all pause for a moment and remember the life of this outstanding physician.”