A fairly new illness that has been emerging in various places around the world, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, also known as SARS is a virus which causes the lungs to hemorrhage and bleed. Cases of this virus have been seen in the U. S. , China, Canada, and other countries. The virus seems not to hit the young and old but the middle aged, around fifty or so.
It was also odd how the virus victims did not seem to have any previous health problems. SARS is accompanied with high fever, headache, sore throat, dry cough, muscular stiffness. It spreads through droplets from sneezing or coughing; contact with contaminated objects. People who are frequent travelers and have visited the infected places or those in contact with anyone infected are at risk to get SARS. There is no known cure for SARS as yet.
While doctors and researchers are grappling with the problem trying to work out an effective medicine. Presently the patients are treated symptomatically with antibiotics and steroids. To prevent SARS infection if near infected person, wash hands often or use alcohol-based hand rubs, avoid contact with patient’s body fluids, wear a mask. On March 10, before anyone had heard the term SARS, 18 doctors, nurses and medical students in Hong Kong’s Prince of Wales Hospital were out with fevers Every doctor, nurse or medical student who had examined the 26-year-old man who was admitted to the hospital, all the patients around him, and, eventually, people who came in touch with these cases were infected. Five died.
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This problem has created many global issues and uncertainties, especially creating a setback in traveling via any Asian countries. Persuasive Speech There is without qualm that the SARS outbreak is dangerous and fatal. However, this should not prevent you from going on with your daily lives. New problems are always arising and people should just learn to cope up with the external changes and not let humanity’s progress be interrupted. Advancement, growth, development, progress, movement must continue in order to attain the process of evolution. But traveling is still essential and your daily life should still be carried out.
This plays a part in preventing the airline companies from bankrupting or going into a financial crash. Airline companies going down will result in an economy downfall and a plunge in tourism that contributes largely to many countries’ economics. There are currently several solutions that may help with and individual’s protection against SARS during a flight. For an example, flights traveling via countries suspected of SARS, isolate the passengers in quarantine for a considerable period of time till considered safe. This procedure is also employed for passengers coming from a country suspected of SARS. In addition, a SARS prevention face mask has also been introduced to prevent atmospheric transmission because this disease is considered to be ‘Airborne’ and is currently widely utilized.
This face mask will be given to you onboard the flight and will be advised to wear it throughout the flight. There are several other upcoming solutions to help minimize the spread of this disease but if you are too worried about contracting the disease, you should seek alternative travel routes and be sure not buy the cheaper connecting flights which has to stop over at countries suspected of the SARS epidemic, namely countries like Hong Kong, China, Canada and etc. In conclusion, you should not be deterred from traveling and instead avoid countries suspected of SARS and take preliminary precautions. You should be more optimistic in regards to this unfortunate outbreak and instead concentrate more towards what we can personally contribute to further improve the world’s well being.