So far, there are no signs the virus
will be as deadly as SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which
killed hundreds of people, mostly in Asia, in a 2003 global outbreak.
Geneva, WHO spokesman Glenn Thomas told reporters Friday that so far
the signs are that the virus is “not easily transmitted from person to
person” — but analyses are ongoing.
Global health officials suspect two victims from the Middle East may have caught it from animals.