Guidance

Novel coronavirus in a Qatari national receiving treatment for a severe respiratory illness in London

Alert issued an alert to advise of a case of a novel coronavirus in a patient receiving treatment in a London hospital.

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On 22 September 2012 a novel coronavirus was identified in lower respiratory tract specimens of a previously well, adult male Qatari national receiving treatment for a severe respiratory illness in London.

This letter from the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally C Davies gives full details of the alert.