New virus discovered in Middle East - - Jackson, MS

New virus discovered in Middle East

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The World Health Organization and respiratory experts around the world are keeping an eye on a new virus that was first seen in the Middle East.

Doctors have discovered a new type of corona virus that's different from any previous virus identified in humans.

One middle-aged man is seriously ill with it. A Saudi man in his 60s has died from it. The middle-aged victim had just visited Saudi Arabia.

No travel restrictions have been issued for that country, but researchers are concerned. Sars was a corona virus.

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