London: A mysterious SARS-like respiratory illness has claimed the first victim in Britain, raising the toll to six worldwide from the disease.The patient, who was being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, died on Sunday after becoming infected with the novel coronavirus, the hospital confirmed today.Of the 12 persons known to have been infected with the virus around the world, six have died.The threat to the general population is believed to be small, although the virus has shown signs of spreading from people-to-people.The three members of the same family have been infected with the virus in UK as well as another patient who was flown in from Qatar for treatment.One family member may have picked up the virus while travelling to the Middle East and Pakistan and then the virus spread within the family.
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