The New York City man who died from a rare coronavirus infection was diagnosed with M-Virus, a new coronaviruses vaccine has revealed.
The new diagnosis, announced Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, came after doctors determined that a patient was infected by the virus.
The man was hospitalized in June 2016 in Manhattan, after a patient who was infected with M.V. contracted the virus and died.
His body was sent to New York, where it was treated for the virus with the new vaccine, CDC officials said.
M-V has been the focus of a major outbreak in New York State, where coronaviral cases have exceeded 1,000.
New York has not reported a new M-1 or M-2 coronavirochymosis case since November.
The CDC says the new M vaccine, called M2v, will be tested on patients and other non-immunized individuals.
It will not be administered to children or pregnant women.
The vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in October 2016.
The disease has been associated with respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, fatigue and nausea.