Friday, May 10, 2013
A newly discovered and often deadly virus related to one that causes the common cold has struck another victim, this time in France.
A man hospitalized in April is infected with the novel coronavirus, France's Health Ministry said Thursday.
The NCoV virus was recently found for the first time in humans and scattered cases have occurred across parts of the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia.
It has proved deadly in more than half of the confirmed cases so far, according to the World Health Organization. Of 31 people with confirmed infections, at least 18 have died.