Quantcast
Published On: Wed, Feb 20th, 2013

UK: One person dies from novel coronavirus in latest family cluster

In a follow up to “family cluster” of three cases of novel coronavirus in the UK reported last week, the Health Protection Agency reports that one person has died as a result of the respiratory infection, according to an HPA news release Feb. 19.

According to health officials, this patient had an underlying condition that may have made them more susceptible to respiratory infections.

The first case, initially reported on Feb. 11, was the only one with recent travel history to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, is still receiving treatment for the illness.

The third case, reported on Feb. 15, has already recovered from a mild illness.

This latest fatality is the sixth reported. Half of the 12 confirmed positive cases have resulted in death.

For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

Looking for a job in health care? Check here to see what’s available

England, Wales

Image/CIA

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

Tags
Displaying 3 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. CDC issues travel notice because of novel coronavirus in the Middle East and United Kingdom - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] CDC reports that the cluster of cases in the UK represents the first evidence of person-to-person transmission, although this is still under […]

  2. CDC issues coronavirus notice after confirmation of 14th case in Saudi Arabia - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] addition, there may now be evidence of person-to-person transmission after reports of the “family cluster” reported in the UK last […]

  3. Saudi resident dies from novel coronavirus infection - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] the report yesterday of the death of a UK resident who died from complication from novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection, a Saudi Arabia resident […]

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Categories

Archives

At the Movies

Pin It