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14 May 2013 09:37
Another person has been diagnosed with a potentially deadly respiratory illness in France
The French health ministry has confirmed a second case of a deadly new respiratory virus related to Sars. A roommate of a 65-year-old man who contracted the virus has tested positive, after the two were in close proximity in late April at Valenciennes hospital in northern France.
The pair are now in hospital in nearby Lille. Four other suspected cases, all involving people who were in proximity with the initial patient, all turned out to be false alarms.
The latest case is a reminder to Britons travelling to France to arrange
medical travel insurance before jetting off, while those with ongoing health problems should also look into
pre-existing medical travel insurance.
The novel coronavirus has led to 18 deaths since it was identified last year in the Middle East. A total of 30 cases have been logged since September 2012 at the World Health Organisation.
It has emerged the first patient from France had just come back from a holiday in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
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24 November 2016
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
23 November 2016
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22 November 2016
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19 November 2016
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18 November 2016
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