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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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