Severe acute respiratory syndrome is a viral respiratory disease most known for the 2002-2003 outbreak in China where 774 people died. Initial symptoms are flu-like, with the only symptom common to all patients appears to be a fever above 38 °C (100 °F). SARS may eventually lead to shortness of breath and/or pneumonia.
This string of the Hepatitis virus is the only one who can’t be prevented nor eliminated from the patient’s body. Its been rarely transmitted through sexual intercourse, being body fluids the most common carrier of the disease. As there’s no vaccine to contrarrest the illness, it is recommended for people born during 1945–1965, injecting drug users, recipients of clotting factors made before 1987, hemodialysis patients, recipients of blood or solid organ transplants before 1992, infants born to HCV-infected mothers and people with undiagnosed abnormal liver test results to be tested for the virus.