Mysterious virus spreads; patient in intensive care

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A mysterious virus has appeared in the United Kingdom.

The Associated Press reports British officials say they’ve found the world’s 10th known case of coronavirus, a mysterious disease related to SARS and first identified in 2012.

It led to five deaths in the Middle East last year. This new case is the first reported in 2013.

Britain’s Health Protection Agency said Monday the patient, a U.K. resident who had been in the Middle East and Pakistan, is in intensive care at a hospital in Manchester.

In past cases, patients’ symptoms have included acute breathing problems and kidney failure.

There is no proof the virus spreads easily between humans, but experts suspect humans can catch it from animals such as bats or camels.

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