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  1. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... British patient is latest case of Sars-like virus LONDON- A new virus from the same family as Sars that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain. This latest infection with the new virus known as a coronavirus brings the total number of confirmed cases globally to 10, of which five have died. The British patient, who had recently travelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1148221/briefs-february-12-2013
  2. 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
  3. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 17, 2013

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The Health Protection Agency said the latest person to contract novel coronavirus was a relative of two other cases announced last week. They had travelled to the Middle East but the new victim had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1151963/briefs-february-17-2013
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must keep up constant vigilance against deadly viruses

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Deadly viruses require vigilance Thankfully, Hong Kong's first suspected case of a deadly new Sars-like virus is a false alarm. The Centre for Health Protection confirmed a four-year old Saudi Arabian boy had suffered only from a common type of influenza. However, the negative test result for the novel coronavirus does not mean we can drop our guard. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1058196/hong-kong-must-keep-constant-vigilance-against-deadly
  5. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    City Digest, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... under the Kowloon Tong house for exhibitions.   Call for vigilance against new virus The fact that all four new cases of a coronavirus announced by the World Health Organisation on Friday were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1090762/city-digest-november-26-2012
  6. News - World

    Fourth case of SARS-like virus hits Britain

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 03:48pm by Agence France Presse in London

    ... cases worldwide to 12. Britain’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) said the latest person to contract novel coronavirus was a relative of two other cases announced earlier this week, who were ... novel coronavirus were more infectious, we would have expected to have seen a larger number of cases than we have seen since the first case was reported three months ago,” he said. Coronaviruses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1151710/fourth-case-sars-virus-hits-britain
  7. News - World

    New Sars-like virus detected in Middle East

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 03:21pm by Reuters in London

    ... of cases.” The WHO issued a statement late on Sunday through its “global alert and response” system saying tests on the Qatari man had confirmed the presence of a new, or novel, coronavirus. “Given that this is a novel coronavirus, WHO is currently in the process of obtaining further information to determine the public health implications,” the statement said. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1046059/new-sars-virus-detected-middle-east
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, February 28, 2013

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... the scene. Authority dispels rumours of lethal virus Rumours that a Sars-like virus is spreading in Pok Oi Hospital are false, the Hospital Authority has said. "It is neither Sars nor the novel coronavirus," a spokesman said. A message on the internet had said an infection at the hospital was similar to the deadly new coronavirus in the Middle East.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160387/city-digest-february-28-2013

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