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The new Sars in Italy

on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 09:07

After France, Germany and United Kingdom, a laboratory-confirmed case of infection with the novel coronavirus (NCoV) has been reported in Italy. The patient is a 45-year-old man who had been travelling in Jordan; he was recovered in a hospital in Tuscany with high fever, cough and breathing difficulties and is now in good condition. The NCoV virus has been renamed MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus); it first appeared in Saudi Arabia, in September 2012, and has infected 50 persons so far, 30 of which have died.