MERS Virus in Thailand

A 75 year old man is Thailand First MERS case..

19th June 2015

Thailand has confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) with a 75 year old man on a flight from Oman, Middle East to Bangkok, Thailand.

The man, from Oman, was travelling with three relative to seek medical treatment in Thailand.

The MERS Virus is so named as the first cases were in the Middle East, with the first death being in Saudi Arabia in June 2012.

Thailand is the 26th country with confirmed MERS cases since the disease was identified in 2012.

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