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  1. 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
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    France reports first case of deadly Sars-like virus

    Posted May 08th 2013, 06:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris France’s health ministry on Wednesday reported the country’s first case of a Sars-like virus that has killed 18 people so far, mostly in Saudi Arabia. An unidentified person who came back to France from a trip to the United Arab Emirates was diagnosed with the deadly novel coronavirus, the ministry said. “This is the first and only confirmed case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1233055/france-reports-first-case-deadly-sars-virus
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let profit stall fight against disease

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... well-being and, ultimately, the good of mankind. This is particularly important in the wake of two newly discovered deadly viruses- the novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu strain, H7N9, in China. Unfortunately, international efforts to combat the coronavirus have been stalled by confusing rules and competition for potentially profitable rights to disease samples. A Saudi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1250952/dont-let-profit-stall-fight-against-disease
  4. News - World - SAUDI ARABIA

    Five more deaths from Sars-like virus in Saudi Arabia

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on Wednesday by the Saudi Press Agency. Known as the novel coronavirus, or hCoV-EMC, the bug was first discovered last year and is related to the severe acute respiratory syndrome disease, which ... the five new fatalities. Coronaviruses cause most common colds and pneumonia, but are also to blame for unusual conditions such as Sars, which infected nearly 8,100 worldwide, with 774 confirmed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1228669/five-more-deaths-sars-virus-saudi-arabia
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Sars-linked virus may have spread between people

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 08:44pm by AFP

    ... to be very low,” John Watson, head of the respiratory diseases department at the Health Protection Agency, said in a statement. “If the novel coronavirus were more infectious, we would have expected ... in the understanding of the novel coronavirus, which can cause acute pneumonia and kidney failure. Of the 11 cases to date, five people have died. Health experts still aren’t sure how humans are being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1149549/briton-11th-case-sars-virus
  6. 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
  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientists say no risk of pandemic yet from MERS virus

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris New coronavirus does not yet have ability to trigger pandemic, French scientists said The new MERS coronavirus that has claimed dozens of lives in the Middle East does not yet have the ability to trigger a pandemic, but vigilance is needed in case it mutates, French scientists said on Friday. “Our analysis suggests that MERS-CoV does not yet have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1275870/scientists-say-no-risk-pandemic-yet-mers-virus
  8. 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
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    EU agency expresses concern over lack of information on Sars-like virus

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Geneva EU concerned about absence of data on new Sars-like virus The new coronavirus that has killed 38 people, most of them in Saudi Arabia, may evolve into a health crisis ... with the information available," it said. "At this stage, it is not possible to exclude a future Sars-like scenario." The new virus, dubbed Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1264505/eu-agency-expresses-concern-over-lack-information-sars-virus
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Source of deadly Middle East virus remains a mystery

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... on Wednesday that the new coronavirus has some striking similarities to Sars. However, scientists remain baffled as to the source of Mers. In a worrying finding, the team said, Mers not only spreads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1265232/source-deadly-middle-east-virus-remains-mystery

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