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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on
Thursday warned state and local health officials about potential
infections from a deadly virus previously unseen in humans that has now
sickened 14 people and killed 8.
Most of the infections have occurred in the Middle
East, but a new analysis of three confirmed infections in Britain
suggests the virus can pass from person to person rather than from
animal to humans, the CDC said in its Weekly Morbidity and Mortality
Report on Thursday.
The virus is a coronavirus, part of the same family of viruses as the
common cold and the deadly outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
(SARS) that first emerged in Asia in 2003. The new virus is not the
same as SARS, but like the SARS virus, it is similar to those found in