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Man infected with novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus dies in London
A man infected with the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-nCV) has died in a UK hospital.
The patient, who was 49, was being treated for kidney failure and acute respiratory syndrome.
He was flown to St Thomas’ Hospital in London from Qatar in September last year.
There have now been 41 deaths from the virus, which emerged last year and is similar to those that cause Sars and the common cold.
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