France fears more cases of deadly SARS-like virus
People walk in front of the hospital where a 65-year-old man who came back to France from a trip to Dubai was diagnosed with the deadly novel coronavirus and is in intensive care in the northern city of Douai, on May 8, 2013. The virus, known as nCoV-EMC, is a cousin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which triggered a scare 10 years ago when it erupted in east Asia, leaping to humans from animal hosts and killing some 800 people. French health authorities said Thursday they feared the country's first case of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 18 people, mostly in SDaudi Arabia, may have infected two other people.
But on Thursday the health authorities in the Nord/Pas-de-Calais region said two more people were undergoing tests after showing symptoms of the virus. They were a man who had shared a room in hospital with the patient, and a doctor who treated him.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation