UK says investigating two suspected MERS cases in northern England

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 27, 2015 11:36 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Two suspected cases of the Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome (MERS) have forced a hospital in northern England to shut its emergency wing, health officials said on Monday.

Two patients at Manchester Royal Infirmary had been placed in isolation for ongoing treatment, but there was no significant risk to others at the hospital or the general public, Central Manchester University Hospitals Trust said in a statement on Monday.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison)