英语新闻:泰国确诊首例MERS病例

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2015-6-19 10:03

Thailand confirms first Mers case
泰国确诊首例MERS病例

泰国18日确诊首例中东呼吸综合征(MERS)病例。这名75岁的患者来自中东国家,几天前与3名家人到达泰国。目前,这名患者正隔离在暖武里府的一家传染病研究所,与这名患者有过密切接触的59人正在接受监控。

Thailand has confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), the deadly virus that has killed 24 people in South Korea.

The man - whose name has not been released - is now in quarantine at an infectious diseases facility outside the capital Bangkok.

Thai health officials said the 75-year-old from Oman was seeking treatment for a heart problem in Bangkok.

Nearly 60 people who came into contact with the patient have been identified.

That includes three relatives who travelled with him on the plane.

Thailand is a medical tourism hub, popular with patients from the Middle East.

"We advise the public not to panic because the patient and his family members were separated since the beginning," Thailand's Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin said.

"Our system is ready and we are monitoring the cases closely."

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the current outbreak in South Korea is "large and complex" with further cases expected, although it does not expect the outbreak to spread among the wider community.(Source:BBC)

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