Zeenews BureauLondon: A rare and deadly virus belonging to the same family as SARS virus has been identified in a 49-year-old man, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Sunday. In a statement issued through its global alert and response system, the WHO confirmed the presence of a new coronavirus in a Qatari patient.Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, which include common cold and SARS.Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which appeared in China in 2002, killed nearly 800 people before being controlled.The patient, who was first presented to doctors on September 03, 2012 with symptoms of an acute respiratory infection, was transferred to Britain by air ambulance from Qatar on September 11.
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