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MERS outbreak spreads to Thailand




Public concern ... Thai Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin tells reporters about t

Public concern … Thai Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin tells reporters about the MERS case at a press conference in Bangkok. Picture: Sakchai Lalit/AP
Source: AP



THAILAND says a 75-year-old man from Oman has been confirmed to have MERS in Southeast Asia’s first case of the virus since a deadly outbreak in South Korea.


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has spread at an alarmingly rate in South Korea since the first case was diagnosed on May 20, killing 23 and infecting 165 in what is the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia.

Thailand announced its first positive MERS case on Thursday after about 20 people earlier tested negative for the virus.

Confirmed ... Thailand announced its first positive MERS case. Picture: Sakchai Lalit/AP

Confirmed … Thailand announced its first positive MERS case. Picture: Sakchai Lalit/AP
Source: AP

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/thailand-reports-first-confirmed-case-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome/story-fneuz9ev-1227404966987

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