Health officials are mystified at a strange illness that has cropped up in Alabama.
Officials at the World Health Organization said on Sunday that it the new SARs-like coronavirus (NCoV) that has so far killed at least 18 people and infected 34 people in the Middle East and Europe could be passed between people in close contact.
After confirming the first case of coronavirus in France on Wednesday, there have been three new possible cases of the virus.
Five Saudis died after contracting a new SARS-like virus last week and two are in intensive care in Saudi Arabia's Alhasaa province, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The death count from the novel coronavirus is 11.
The novel coronavirus, a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS, has killed its ninth victim in the world since it was first reported last fall, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
The new coronavirus that has been linked to 12 infections, including 3 from a British family, can spread the infection and evade the immune system in humans just as easily as SARS or common cold virus, according to a new study. The good news is that the virus can be treated with immunotherapy.
Health officials in the United Kingdom have received the strongest piece of evidence to date that the new coronavirus, which is related to SARS, may spread from person to person.
A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in a further patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday.