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WHO confirms new coronavirus that can be transmitted through "close contact"

The information is the result of teamwork of experts sent to Saudi Arabia. Country has confirmed the 15th death from the disease

 
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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday (12), that the new coronavirus can be transmitted between people through close contact.

The statement is the result of team work of experts sent to Saudi Arabia to examine the situation of the virus in the country.

According to health authorities in Saudi Arabia, in statement released on Sunday (15), ~ the number of fatalities of the new coronavirus has risen to 15, among the 24 people infected. Since September 2012, 34 cases were reported to WHO.

According to the WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl, the team is holding meetings with the Saudi Ministry of Health to better understand the context of infection and make recommendations.

According to WHO, there is no evidence of transmission in large groups, but were confirmed at least two cases, one in Saudi Arabia and one in Britain, where there was probably a limited transmission between humans.

During a news conference in Geneva, Gregory Hartl was asked about reports of contamination in France, where a doctor would have been infected by a patient. According to him, the news has not been confirmed.

All member countries of WHO should inform the Agency immediately of any case of coronaviruses in humans.

The coronavirus is the same family that caused the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in early 2003, killing 775 people worldwide.

Infected people have symptoms of severe pneumonia, such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing. The WHO says the virus can cause kidney failure and lead to death.

With information from UN Radio

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