You’d think a disease that killed only six people out of a planetary population of billions wouldn’t be such a nuisance. But UK health officials are closely watching a new strain of Coronavirus that claimed its sixth victim.
They’re concerned because the Sars-like malady appears to be spread by person-to-person contact. A relative caught the virus on a trip to the Pakistan and Middle East, where all of the current cases originate.
Of the 12 known cases worldwide, four are in the UK and three of them including the latest fatality are members of the same family.
UK Health Officials are urging people to immediately seek help if they experience respiratory symptoms within ten days of returning from the Middle East.