Coronavirus sufferer dies in France - hospital source

by Reuters
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:50 GMT

LILLE, France, May 28 (Reuters) - The first person to fall ill in France with the new SARS-like coronavirus, a 65-year-old man who had been travelling in Dubai, has died from the illness, a source at the hospital treating him said on Tuesday.

The French health ministry did not immediately confirm the death from the virus, which has killed 22 people worldwide. (Reporting by Pierre Savary; Writing by Catherine Bremer; editing by Mark John)