Novel coronavirus update: third case in same family cluster
Although this new case offers further indications of person-to-person transmission, no sustained person-to-person transmission has been identified. As of 16 February 2013, WHO has been informed of a total of 12 confirmed cases of human infection with NCoV, including five deaths.
WHO continues to closely monitor the situation and encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and to carefully review any unusual patterns. WHO does not advise special screening at points of entry with regard to this event nor does it recommend that any travel or trade restrictions be applied.
For more recommendations, see the latest WHO headquarters update on NCoV infection posted on 15 February 2013.