Thailand confirms first MERS case, says Health Ministry

REUTERS
Published Jun 18, 2015, 11:37 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 8:15 pm IST
he virus was detected in a businessman from Oman, the country's health minister told reporters
As the death toll from MERS mounts in South Korea, face masks are an increasingly common sight. Mask wearer Lee Hyun-Ah,19, poses for a photo on a street in the Hongdae area of Seoul. (Photo: AFP)
 As the death toll from MERS mounts in South Korea, face masks are an increasingly common sight. Mask wearer Lee Hyun-Ah,19, poses for a photo on a street in the Hongdae area of Seoul. (Photo: AFP)

Bangkok: Thailand confirmed its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus today, according to the country's health ministry.

The virus was detected in a businessman from Oman, the country's health minister told reporters.

 

"From two lab tests we can confirm that the MERS virus was found," said Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin.

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