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Coronavirus: a second case in France

13 May 2013 | By INSERM (Newsroom) | France

As the Minister for Social Affairs and Health, Marisol Touraine, stressed during her visit to the Lille CHRU [hospital] on Saturday 11 May, an epidemiological investigation has been launched following confirmation of the first case of infection of a new coronavirus (NCoV) in a patient in France.

A second case of infection by this new virus which is similar to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) was confirmed in France overnight between Saturday and Sunday by the Ministry of Health.

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