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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong traveller tests negative for Sars

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 01:54pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit A Hong Kong man who fell ill following a trip to Saudi Arabia is not infected by a new respiratory virus related to Sars, the Centre for Health Protection said on Wednesday afternoon. A centre spokesman said a nasal specimen and throat swab taken from the patient both tested negative for the new coronavirus associated with Sars. The 59-year-old man, who has underlying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1076988/hong-kong-man-tested-sars-virus
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1153125/coronavirus-just-deadly-sars-says-doctor
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198916/girl-4-isolated-amid-fears-deadly-coronavirus
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1075804/saudi-arabia-reports-new-case-sars-coronavirus
  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi boy in Hong Kong has flu, not Sars-like virus

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 11:52am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... on Monday. The four-year-old tested negative for novel coronavirus – which has killed one man in Saudi Arabia and left a second critically ill – a centre spokesman said. The patient is not a case of severe respiratory disease associated with novel coronavirus infection “Respiratory specimens taken from the boy tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus but negative for novel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056321/saudi-boy-hong-kong-has-flu-not-sars-virus
  6. News - Hong Kong - SARS

    Hong Kong on alert as France confirms more cases of Sars-like virus

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang Doctors put on alert over Sars-like bug Hong Kong's Centre of Health Protection yesterday told doctors to be extra vigilant for suspected symptoms of a new Sars-like coronavirus, as new cases in France took the confirmed number of cases globally to 34. Paris' Health Ministry said the second diagnosis of the coronavirus appeared to be a possible case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237000/sars-virus-puts-hong-kong-doctors-alert-france-confirms-more-cases
  7. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia detects four new Sars-like cases

    Posted May 14th 2013, 03:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh Four more cases of the deadly coronavirus have been detected in Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said, raising the number of people infected from ... contracted the coronavirus, and that 15 of them have died. The World Health Organisation had said earlier that 34 cases have been reported worldwide since the virus was first detected in September ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1237559/saudi-detects-four-new-sars-cases
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048063/deadly-virus-wont-spark-hong-kong-sars-epidemic-scientists-say
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Saudi boy with Sars-like virus in Hong Kong's QM Hospital

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... If confirmed, it would be the world's third case of the novel coronavirus, which killed one man and left the other critically ill. The city's health authorities received a report from Ruttonjee Hospital yesterday that it was handling a suspected case of severe respiratory disease associated with the novel coronavirus, a spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056184/boy-sars-virus-isolation-queen-mary-hospital
  10. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Sars-like virus kills five Saudis

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 02:43pm by AFP

    ... In a statement cited by the Saudi SPA agency late on Wednesday, the ministry said that all the deaths occurred in the Ahsaa province in the oil-rich eastern region of the kingdom. Known as novel coronavirus or hCoV-EMC, the virus was first detected last year and is a cousin of severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), which triggered a scare 10 years ago when it erupted in east Asia, leaping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1228363/sars-virus-kills-five-saudis

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