[QODLink]
Middle East

Man dies from Sars-like virus in Saudi Arabia

Sixty-three people in Saudi Arabia have now died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS.

Last updated: 14 Mar 2014 11:34
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Nearly 150 people have been infected in the kingdom since September 2012 [AP Photo/Health Protection Agency]

Saudi Arabia says a man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 63 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak.

The health ministry said on Friday that the latest victim, a 19-year-old, died in the city of al-Kharj, southeast of Riyadh, according to a report from the Associated Press news agency.

Two of his sisters are in hospital on suspicion they have been infected with the virus.

The new virus is related to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which killed some 800 people in a global outbreak in 2003. It belongs to a family of viruses that most often causes the common cold.

115

Source:
AP
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
Spirits are high in Scotland's 'Whisky Capital of the World' with one distillery thirsty for independence.
President Poroshenko arrives in Washington on Thursday with money and military aid on his mind, analysts say.
Early players in private medicine often focused on volume over quality, turning many Chinese off for-profit care.
Al Jazeera asked people across Scotland what they think about the prospect of splitting from the United Kingdom.
Blogger critical of a lack of government transparency faces defamation lawsuit from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
join our mailing list