New SARS-like Virus Does Not Spread Easily: WHO One person has been killed so far, another critically ill By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 28, 2012 6:45 AM CDT 1 comment Comments A man reads a newspaper next to a poster urging people to wear masks during the influenza season at Queen Marry Hospital in Hong Kong Tuesday, April 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) (Newser) – Good news from the World Health Organization, which is still investigating a new SARS-like virus: It's not easily transmitted from one person to another. Scientists think the virus, which has killed one person and left another critically ill, developed from animals. No new cases have been reported since a Qatari man was infected. He had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, where the first victim of the virus died. Both suffered kidney failure, Reuters reports.