Common symptoms among confirmed patients are acute, respiratory illness with fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, and a test for nCov
is available at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi.
These patients and others meeting criteria would be screened for nCoV
," he explained.
Initial laboratory tests conducted on the probable case tested negative for nCoV
It asked all national authorities to promptly assess and notify the WHO of any new NCoV
cases within 24 hours.
Since the World Health Organization (WHO) and other epidemiology groups first became aware of the NCoV
last September, and as the number of identified cases has inched up, researchers have scrambled to gather information about the novel virus and heighten surveillance for new cases.
Alhajri who was speaking to the media on the sidelines of a workshop organised by SCH on Surveillance and Outbreaks Control of Communicable Diseases also said that SCH officials will soon discuss with the WHO officials some new ways to identify any suspected case for nCoV
Mostly known so far as the "novel coronavirus" (NCoV
), the new agent is very similar to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)--associated coronavirus, and by late February the new virus had been identified in 13 patients worldwide --in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and Qatar--causing seven deaths and severe illness in 5 of the other 6 patients.
The virus, called novel coronavirus or NCoV
, is from the same family as the common cold and as SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
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The man was diagnosed with the new virus strain, known as nCoV
, on May 8, after being admitted to hospital on April 23, shortly after his return from Dubai, with what seemed at first to be a severe stomach bug and breathing problems, Fox News reported.
France has confirmed its first death from the novel coronavirus (NCoV
) after a man contracted the disease in April.
Known as novel coronavirus, or nCoV
, the new virus is from the same family as those that cause common colds and the one that caused the deadly outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that emerged in Asia in 2003.