Hundreds of persons fell sick in China after they were infected with a new virus called coronavirus.
Experts said that some 1,700 persons were infected by the virus, two of whom died due to breathing complications.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis have intervened to investigate the case.
This virus is being compared to Sars due to its symptoms such as common cold, however it then leads to breathing complications.
Sars virus also belongs to the coronavirus family which led to the death of 774 persons in 2002.