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  1. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi death from Sars-like virus raises toll to 9

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 08:33am by AFP

    ... exposures are under investigation.” Novel coronavirus – known in health jargon as nCoV – was first detected in the middle of last year. Including the latest victim, a total of 15 cases have now been ... not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event nor does it recommend that any travel or trade restrictions be applied,” it said. Coronaviruses cause most common colds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1189674/saudi-death-sars-virus-raises-toll-9
  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of his death is recorded as coronavirus. Abid's sister Zaida was also confirmed to have been infected, but her healthy immune system aided her quick recovery. The novel coronavirus was first ... by the coronavirus that killed her husband, Khalid, last month. Azima said her father-in-law, Abid- who was the unwitting bearer of the disease- was still unconscious in hospital and unaware of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192446/deadly-sars-virus-takes-toll-british-family
  3. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Sars-like virus kills two more in Saudi Arabia

    Posted May 06th 2013, 05:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh A new Sars-like virus has killed two more people in Saudi Arabia, taking the number of deaths from the coronavirus that the kingdom has announced to seven in one week, the health ministry said. “The health ministry has announced that three infections by the new coronavirus have been registered during the past days in Al-Ahsaa. Two of the victims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1231473/sars-virus-kills-two-more-saudi
  4. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi death toll from new Sars-related virus reaches 18

    Posted May 27th 2013, 10:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry says a woman has died from a new respiratory virus related to Sars, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 18. Saudi Arabia remains the centre for the virus as investig ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1247187/saudi-death-toll-new-sars-related-virus-reaches-18
  5. Lifestyle - Health - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Only severely ill should be tested for new virus, WHO says

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 02:15pm by Reuters in London

    ... a family called coronaviruses, which also includes viruses that cause the common cold and Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which emerged in China in 2002 and killed around a tenth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1050812/only-severely-ill-should-be-tested-new-virus-who-says
  6. 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). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1244609/coronavirus-sparks-fears-wider-human-transmission
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    France fears more cases of deadly Sars-like virus

    Posted May 10th 2013, 08:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lille, France French health authorities said on Thursday they feared the country’s first case of a new Sars-like virus that has killed 18 people, mostly in Saudi Arabia, may have infected two other people. The 65-year-old man who returned to France from a holiday in Dubai was diagnosed with the deadly novel coronavirus, and is in intensive care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1234756/france-fears-more-cases-deadly-sars-virus
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Flights to take more health precautions after second Sars scare

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... breathed a sigh of relief after a cabin crew member tested negative for novel coronavirus. The 31-year-old flight attendant, who had been in Saudi Arabia from March 4 to 7, developed symptoms much ... immediately if they developed any Sars-like symptoms. He gave his reassurance that the government would be transparent in revealing any cases. There have been 14 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1187793/flights-take-more-health-precautions-after-second-sars-scare
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Relative of Sars virus had more victims

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London WHO disease outbreak update says six people were affected by the new coronavirus Relative of Sars virus had more victims A new virus from the same family as Sars, which ... confirmed, based on samples that were sent from Qatar, that he was sickened by a new coronavirus, the Koch Institute said. Unlike Sars, the Koch institute says there is no evidence of human-to-human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1089578/relative-sars-virus-had-more-victims
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... called novel coronavirus after the original coronavirus, is known to have infected 12 people, of whom six have died. Most had travelled recently in the Middle East. The infection of a new patient ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1155727/hong-kong-must-avoid-health-threat-complacency

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