WHO urges vigilance over potentially fatal Sars-like virus
GENEVA (AFP) - The World Health Organisation on Saturday urged countries to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal Sars-like virus after a new case in Britain brought the global number to 12.
"Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns," the United Nations health agency said in a statement.
On Friday, British health authorities said that a third member of a family had been diagnosed with so-called novel coronavirus, but was not in danger.
"Although this new case offers further indications of person-to-person transmission, no sustained person-to-person transmission has been identified," said the WHO.