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    The second family member has died in hospital. The third family member to have been infected has been reported as still self isolating with mild symptoms. Story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21503893

    "The hospital has extended it's sympathies to the family And was working with the Health Protection Agency to test other people who may have come in contact with the virus."
    ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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    UK patient dies from coronavirus NCoV

    LONDON -- A patient being treated for a mysterious SARS-like virus has died, a British hospital said Tuesday.

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England, said the coronavirus victim was also being treated for "a long-term, complex unrelated health problem" and already had a compromised immune system.



    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/1...#storylink=cpy
    Last edited by sharon sanders; February 19, 2013, 07:11 AM. Reason: shortened

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      Re: UK patient dies from coronavirus NCoV

      Hospitalized February 9, died February 17. 39-year-old male.

      http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...e-unit-1719235

      Sars victim’s eight-day fight for life
      20 Feb 2013 00:00 Every medic who came into contact with the man wore protective masks, gowns and gloves – as did the patient’s three visitors


      Picture exclusive: Inside the critical care unit
      Edward Moss
      This is the emergency unit where doctors battled in vain for eight days to save the Sars-like virus victim’s life.

      The man, 39, had admitted himself to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on February 9.

      Within 24 hours he had fallen seriously ill and was transferred to the 100-bed critical care unit, which is the biggest in Europe.

      Every medic who came into contact with the man wore protective masks, gowns and gloves – as did the patient’s three visitors.

      The victim had already been an outpatient of the £545million hospital.

      He was having treatment for a health problem unconnected to the illness that killed him.

      The victim is thought to have caught the respiratory illness from his dad who is believed to have brought it back to the UK after picking it up during recent travels to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

      The dad is still being treated in a Manchester hospital.

      A third family member has also been struck down with novel coronavirus but has recovered well enough to be cared for at home in the West Midlands.

      Bosses at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham said that the victim – who has not been named by officials – died on Sunday morning.

      Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, 15, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, was discharged from the unit just 48 hours before the virus victim was admitted.

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