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UK - Manchester patient tested for coronavirus MERS

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  • UK - Manchester patient tested for coronavirus MERS

    A patient at Manchester Royal Infirmary is being tested for the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Virus Syndrome (Mers).
    It is understood the patient was admitted to the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department with a respiratory infection and is being kept in isolation while precautionary checks take place.
    Dr Will Welfare, from Public Health England North West's Greater Manchester Health Protection team, said: "We can confirm that there is an individual at the Manchester Royal Infirmary being tested for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers-CoV).
    "No new cases of MERS-CoV have been detected in the UK since February 2013.
    "The NHS has robust plans and processes in place should any cases of Mers be identified in England, but the risk of contracting the infection in the UK remain very low."