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New coronavirus case in Saudi Arabia

on Sat, 11/10/2012 - 11:43


A case of pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus, temporarily named nCov-EMC, has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The patient, who is now recovering and out of intensive care, is a man who has been hospitalized in Ryadh a few days ago, with symptoms of an acute respiratory syndrome. He has no significant travel history and, one week prior to disease onset, he reports having visited a farm.
Saudi health authorities reported that this case is not epidemiologically linked to the other two recent cases of SARS-like coronavirus infection, both related to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.