Health officials have reported that a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS has apparently spread from patients to healthcare workers in eastern Saudi Arabia.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is now saying that person-to-person transmission of the new coronavirus is likely, but only after prolonged contact.
French health authorities have confirmed that a 65-year-old man has been hospitalized with France's first case of the new SARS-like virus.
Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry has confirmed that five people have died, and two more patients are in critical condition with confirmed cases of the new SARS-like virus.
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