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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1047828/who-issues-guidance-new-virus
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Saudi Arabia confirms another death from Sars-like virus

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 08:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dubai Follow @SCMP_News Saudi Arabia has announced another death from the Sars-like novel coronavirus (nCoV) in its central al-Qassim region, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 17. A non-Saudi, whose nationality and age were not given, died on Tuesday, the Health Ministry said on its website late on Wednesday. It said he had been admitted to a hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1244320/saudi-arabia-confirms-another-death-sars-virus
  6. News - Hong Kong - SARS ANNIVERSARY

    Hong Kong woman tests negative for Sars-like virus

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:13pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... labouratory test results for respiratory specimens from the 37-year-old woman were negative for the novel coronavirus, a department spokesman said. The woman, with good past health, travelled ... the spokesman said. The novel coronavirus has killed 11 people since it was first reported in the Middle East last September. It is also associated with Sars or severe respiratory disease that killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1207555/hk-woman-tests-negative-sars-virus
  7. News - Hong Kong - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 24, 2013

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Wing-man urged people to ignore rumours of a coronavirus infection in the city. He said the false claims arose after a patient returned ill from Dubai. The 40-year-old man was found to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1157269/briefs-february-24-2013
  8. 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
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056545/sars-virus-could-hit-hk-despite-false-alarm
  10. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Death toll from Sars-like virus rises to 30

    Posted May 31st 2013, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... with its Saudi toll including one individual who subsequently died in Britain. Previously known as nCoV-EMC novel coronavirus, the disease is a cousin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars), ... The new virus was last week renamed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, or MERS, reflecting the fact that the bulk of the cases are in that region. There have now been 39 confirmed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1250743/death-toll-sars-virus-rises-30

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