Monday, September 24, 2012

WHO is keeping an eye on SARS-like virus; two people dead

The World Health Organization is on alert after a disease outbreak in Saudi Arabia caused by a virus in the same family as SARS.

The infections have been tied to a newly identified coronavirus. There are many strains of coronaviruses, most just cause colds, however this new virus reportedly causes severe pneumonia and kidney failure.

There have been two confirmed cases and tests results are pending on a third suspected case.

Two of those three people have died.

The 2003 SARS outbreak killed 775 people worldwide.

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