New Sars-like virus case in France
Published 12/05/2013 | 16:52
A second case of a deadly new respiratory virus related to Sars has been confirmed in France, the country's health ministry has said.
A hospital roommate of a 65-year-old man who initially contracted the virus has tested positive, a ministry statement issued on Sunday said.
The two shared a room for a few days in late April at Valenciennes hospital in northern France, and hence were in "prolonged and close contact". Both are now in hospital in nearby Lille.
Four suspected cases, all people who had contact with the initial patient, were false alarms.
The first France patient had just returned from a holiday in Dubai.