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Thai Health Officials Quarantine Dozens After Omani Traveler Tests Positive For MERS In Bangkok

Quartz: Dozens of people are quarantined in Bangkok to prevent the spread of the deadly MERS virus
“…Thailand, having identified the virus in a visitor from Oman on Friday (Jan. 22), has since placed dozens of people in quarantine. It’s the second MERS case that Thailand has reported in the past seven months, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The previous one was reported in June 2015, and also involved an Omani traveler…” (Mollman, 1/25).

Reuters: Thailand reports second MERS case as virus detected in Omani man
“…The virus was detected in a 71-year-old Omani man traveling to Bangkok on Friday, Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn told a news conference…” (Dhanananphorn/Sriring, 1/24).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency urges vigilance in South-East Asia after new case of MERS confirmed in Thailand
“…WHO, which is supporting regional health ministries in building capacities and strengthening preparedness, has called for ensuring that strict infection control measures are in place…” (1/24).

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