The deadly and mysterious coronavirus that first appeared in Saudi Arabia last year has claimed two more victims, bringing the official death toll to 11.
The World Health Organization said a 73-year-old man from the United Arab Emirates who was taken to Germany for medical treatment died at a Munich hospital Tuesday. The United Nations health authority also announced that a man from Britain who became sick in January has died. That man had traveled to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and presumably became infected there.
A total of 17 cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed by the WHO at this point, but a point of origin has yet to be determined. The virus is believed to have been first transmitted by a bat, but it’s unclear if another animal(s) served as an intermediary between the bat(s) and the first infected human(s).
March 27, 2013 // 19:21 // 11 months ago