The virus was found in 49-year-old man, who was taken to a London hospital by ambulance from Qatar. September third man with symptoms of SARS went to a hospital in Qatar, the seventh of September he was sent to the intensive care unit, and on September 11 he was sent to the UK.
This is the second, the first was a patient from Saudi Arabia, who died this year from similar symptoms. The World Health Organization says that when comparing virus samples two patients had their absolute similarity.
official statement said that in laboratory studies confirmed the presence of an unknown coronavirus.
John Watson of the UK Department of Health said that in both cases were taken immediate steps to reduce the risk of infection in people who have come into contact with infected. He noted that there is no clear evidence that the virus is spreading from person to person.
Peter Openshaw, director of the Center of respiratory diseases, King’s College London, said that the virus can only be detected by sophisticated diagnostic techniques.
Coronaviruses – a huge family of viruses that cause the common cold and acute respiratory infections. The new virus is very different from all previously known coronaviruses humanity.
The World Health Organization concerning the new virus does not draw conclusions. At the moment, the WHO is trying to get as much information about the impact of the virus on human health. In addition, a set of measures to ensure the safety of others.