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  1. News - World - TUNISIA

    Tunisia announces three cases of coronavirus, one death

    Posted May 21st 2013, 09:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rabat, Morocco A 66-year-old Tunisian man has died from the new coronavirus following a visit to Saudi Arabia and two of his adult children were infected with it, ... to reconcile the differing reports. The cases are the first for Tunisia and indicate that the virus is slowly trickling out of Saudi Arabia, where more than 30 coronavirus cases have been reported. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New coronavirus appears deadlier than Sars, says HKU

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... the government's preparedness for a possible outbreak of novel coronavirus. Additional reporting by McClatchy-Tribune   ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Mysterious coronavirus, though not less infectious, has a higher mortality rate and infects many species, Hong Kong researchers find New virus appears ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Arabian camel may host deadly Mers virus

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... at some point infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or a closely related virus. The findings suggest Arabian or dromedary camels "may be one reservoir of the virus ... scientists in the city and elsewhere had guessed that the Mers coronavirus probably originated in bats but needed an intermediate host before passing to humans. "It turns out that the camel may ...

  4. News - World - FRANCE

    French man dies of Sars-related respiratory virus

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:57am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris A French patient infected with a deadly new respiratory virus related to Sars died on Tuesday of the disease, which has killed half the people known to be infected and alarmed global health officials. The novel coronavirus is related to Sars, which killed some 800 people in a global epidemic in 2003. Dr Margaret Chan, head of the World Health ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Animals suspected in spread of new virus

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 05:27pm by Associated Press in London

    ... from the Middle East may have caught it from animals. “It’s a logical possibility to consider any animals present in the region in large numbers,” said Ralph Baric, a coronavirus expert ... Organisation said it is considering the possibility the new coronavirus sickened humans after direct contact with animals. The agency is now working with experts in the Middle East to figure out how ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Girl, 4, isolated amid fears of deadly coronavirus

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... A four-year-old girl visiting from Qatar has been isolated after she tested negative for a deadly Sars-like virus yesterday. The girl had initially sparked fears that the novel coronavirus had reached ... previously travelled to Qatar with her parents. The 16 reported cases of novel coronavirus are mainly in the Middle East. The child first displayed symptoms on Friday and was sent to a private ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia reports new case of Sars-like coronavirus

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in Riyadh

    ... Agencies in Riyadh Saudi Arabia reports second person with novel coronavirus, but he has recovered New case of Sars-like virus in Middle East Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry has ... The ministry said the unidentified patient was hospitalised with "pneumonia caused by the new virus known as novel Coronavirus". It said the patient had since recovered and that he had ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Coronavirus sparks fears of wider human transmission

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... been evidence of limited transmission between humans, and last week the WHO said two Saudi health workers had contracted the deadly coronavirus from patients- the first evidence of transmission ... infected in Europe and Tunisia had links to or had travelled in the Middle East. The WHO said the virus had been renamed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV). ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    'Coronavirus belongs to same family as Sars'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 04:23pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... president of the University of Hong Kong’s Centre of Infection, said the novel coronavirus belongs to the same family as the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus that killed 299 people in Hong Kong, and others worldwide, in 2003. Ho, speaking on a radio programme, said he believed the novel coronavirus had the same origin as the Sars virus and that their transmission routes to humans ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO issues guidance on new virus

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 05:29pm by Reuters in Geneva

    ... WHO is engaged in further characterising the novel coronavirus,” it said, referring to genetic sequencing. Hartl, speaking to reporters on Tuesday, said: “This is not Sars, it will not become ... where the virus was found or in contact with a suspect or confirmed case within the previous 10 days. The virus, known as a coronavirus also related to the common cold, comes from the same ...




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