[An update of information on Case #11)
Novel coronavirus – a disease similar
to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) – has infected four people
in the UK, killing one of them.
The disease was thought to have
been brought to the UK by a man that is being treated in Manchester,
following a recent visit to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. His 39-year-old
relative died in Birmingham on February 17.
A second relative has
been treated for a mild form of the illness, with a further 100 people
that had been in close contact with the family having been tested and
given the all-clear.