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Mysterious Virus From The Middle East Puts Another Man In Intensive Care

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Sean Levinson

A mysterious virus that seems to have originated in the Middle East with only 10 confirmed cases has already claimed the lives of five people.

The latest case is a UK resident who has returned from Pakistan with this acute respiratory illness. He is now in the hospital under intensive care along with a 49-year-old Qatari man who was flown from Doha to London in September.

The World Health Organization has been made aware of the illness and is now making it a priority to identify what causes the virus along with where it originated.

The illness is categorized as a coronavirus, an illness that starts out as the common cold but develops into a much more severe ailments such as SARS if not treated correctly.

The virus was first identified on September of 2012 in a man in Saudi Arabia who died eight months later from what was described as a severe respiratory infection.

The only known symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath and severe breathing difficulties.

Sean Levinson | Elite. 

Sean Levinson

Sean Levinson

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