Novel coronavirus particles
Media playback is unsupported on your device

New coronavirus may be passed person to person - WHO

13 May 2013 Last updated at 16:56 BST

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.