Skip directly to content

An update on the new coronavirus

on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:17

The World Health Organization informed that a new case of infection of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) has been reported in France by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. This is the second French patient being infected by the new virus since its first appearances in Saudi Arabia, in September 2012.
The first one is a man with a history of travel to Dubai and an underlying medical condition. He was confirmed on 7 May 2013 by Institut Pasteur and is currently hospitalized. The second one shared a hospital room with the first patient from 27 to 29 April 2013 and is now isolated in an infectious disease hospital.
To date, there is a global total of 34 laboratory confirmed cases of human infection with NCoV, 18 of which were lethal. The WHO continues to closely monitor the situation and does not recommend any application of travel or trade restrictions.