(Image: Telegraph)

BY BRIAN BONDUS
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


A U.K. man is in the hospital Monday after medical experts say he contracted a rare SARS-like virus.


According to the BBC the man contracted what’s being called “novel coronavirus” on a visit to Saudi Arabia in January.  This is the tenth confirmed case. Five people have died from the virus.

The Telegraph reports experts believe the virus originated from bats, which means there could be a lot of different strains, but

“Evidence seems to suggest it cannot be passed from person to person.”

In 2002, an outbreak of SARS killed more than 800 people in more than 30 countries around the world. That strain killed about 10 percent of people it infected.

This illness has similar symptoms to the one 10 years ago: serious respiratory illness, breathing difficulties, shortness of breath, fever and cough. However, The Health Protection Agency says there’s no reason yet for concern.

“The risk associated with novel coronavirus to the general UK population remains extremely low and the risk to travellers to the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding countries remains very low.”

The agency published the virus’ full genome sequence in November to allow scientist around the world to understand and study the virus to help with treatment.

Second Case Identified of Deadly 'Sars-Like' Virus

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Feb 11, 2013

Second Case Identified of Deadly 'Sars-Like' Virus

(Image: Telegraph)

BY BRIAN BONDUS
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


A U.K. man is in the hospital Monday after medical experts say he contracted a rare SARS-like virus.


According to the BBC the man contracted what’s being called “novel coronavirus” on a visit to Saudi Arabia in January.  This is the tenth confirmed case. Five people have died from the virus.

The Telegraph reports experts believe the virus originated from bats, which means there could be a lot of different strains, but

“Evidence seems to suggest it cannot be passed from person to person.”

In 2002, an outbreak of SARS killed more than 800 people in more than 30 countries around the world. That strain killed about 10 percent of people it infected.

This illness has similar symptoms to the one 10 years ago: serious respiratory illness, breathing difficulties, shortness of breath, fever and cough. However, The Health Protection Agency says there’s no reason yet for concern.

“The risk associated with novel coronavirus to the general UK population remains extremely low and the risk to travellers to the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding countries remains very low.”

The agency published the virus’ full genome sequence in November to allow scientist around the world to understand and study the virus to help with treatment.

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