The sixth person has died from a new kind of virus that causes symptoms similar to SARS, a hospital in the U.K. said in a statement Tuesday.
Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 3:19 pm
A mysterious illness with a striking resemblance to the one caused by the SARS virus emerged in the Middle East last year.
But the new virus behind the latest cases didn't seem to be contagious – until now.
Originally published on Sat December 1, 2012 7:46 am
The World Health Organization says a new coronavirus has killed two people in Jordan — the third country where the novel microbe has been traced.
That brings lab-confirmed cases to nine, with five fatalities.
After a two-month hiatus, the mysterious coronavirus that killed one man and hospitalized another is back on the scene. This time it has infected members of the same family.
The new cases raise the known total to six, including two deaths.
Scientist are trying to figure out if the involvement of a family says something new about the virus.
It now appears that the new coronavirus found on the Arabian Peninsula is more widespread than initially thought, even though only two people are known to have gotten sick from it.
At first it seemed likely that the two known cases of illness from the new cousin-of-SARS virus may have been exposed in or near the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast.