15th case of Middle East corona virus reported

13 Mar 2013, 17:58
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World Health Organization informed on Tuesday that previously discovered corona virus similar to the one that provoked SARS epidemics in China has been identified in one more case in the Middle East.


The WHO is calling the disease nCoV for "novel coronavirus". The latest patient is a 39-year-old man from Saudi Arabia who developed symptoms of the new respiratory infection February 24 and was hospitalized four days later.


He died March 2nd, the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia informed WHO, and a preliminary investigation suggests the patient had no contact with anyone previously reported to have the infection.


To date, the disease has infected 15 people, killing nine.


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