Person treated for Sars-like virus in Manchester

A UK resident has contracted a potentially fatal Sars-like virus, health experts have confirmed.

The person, who has recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan, is being treated in an intensive care unit at a Manchester hospital after becoming infected with a new type of coronavirus, the Health Protection Agency said.

The latest case brings the total number of confirmed cases across the world to 10.


Second man ill with rare virus

The Health Protection Agency has confirmed a middle-aged man is being treated at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester with a potentially fatal sars-like virus.