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How to Treat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome?

Medical Treatment:
  • No cure for SARS
  • A person who has SARS must be immediately admitted to the hospital and keep in isolation under close observation. Treatment may include:
    • Antibiotics to treat bacteria that cause pneumonia
    • Assisting with breathing using a ventilator to deliver oxygen
    • High doses of steroids to reduce lung swelling
    • Antiviral medications
  • Scientific evidence is little in the way to show that these treatments are effective. It is known that the antiviral drug ribavirin is ineffective in treating SARS