Monday, May 13, 2013

Coronavirus: Infection 'Spreads Between People' and has Killed 59.4% of those who became infected

Health officials have said a deadly virus which has killed 18 people worldwide appears to be able to spread from person-to-person.

There have been 33 reported cases of the Sars-like novel coronavirus, known as hCoV-EMC, which causes severe pneumonia in victims and sometimes kidney failure.

It is most closely related to a bat virus and scientists are considering whether bats, camels or goats are a possible source of infection.