Thailand confirms first Mers case
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)