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.

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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.