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New coronavirus may be passed person to person - WHO

The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.

This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.

Two more people in Saudi Arabia are also reported to have died from the virus, according to health officials.

Rebecca Morelle reports.

  • 13 May 2013
  • From the section Health
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