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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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). ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear grips Saudi Arabia as coronavirus deaths reach 15

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh and Geneva WHO appeals for calm as disease confirmed to have 'limited' human transmission Fear grips Saudis as coronavirus toll hits 15 Panic has gripped Saudis in the country's east, where most cases of a deadly novel coronavirus have been detected, as the death toll in the kingdom hits 15. Scores of people have reported ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Deadly virus won't spark Hong Kong Sars epidemic, scientists say

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND XINHUA

    ... Emily Tsang and Xinhua Coronavirus that killed one person in the Middle East is different to Asian bug, scientists confirm Deadly virus won't spark Sars epidemic The coronavirus that has recently emerged in the Middle East and killed one person has been confirmed as a different bug from the one that caused the deadly Sars epidemic in 2003. "It is a new coronavirus ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Sars-like virus could hit HK despite false alarm'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... first suspected case being a false alarm, a microbiologist warned. Dr Ho Pak-leung, of the University of Hong Kong, spoke out after a four-year-old boy tested negative for novel coronavirus ... Jeddah on Wednesday with his father, who had a fever. The new coronavirus has killed a 60-year-old man in Saudi Arabia, and infected a 49-year-old Qatari man who survived. Medical centres around ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Consultant tells of battle to prevent deadly outbreak of Sars-like virus

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Health NHS Trust. "But we noticed on the very same day that there was a report about a novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia. We started to suspect it due to the patient's travel history. ... The tests on the 49-year-old man lying ill in St Thomas' Hospital in London last year were confusing. "The patient tested positive for coronavirus, but he also tested negative for each ...




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