Initial test rules out MERS for quarantined Korean boy baseballer

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/26
By: Yang Ssu-jui and Christie Chen

Taipei, July 26 (CNA) Initial test results showed that the South Korean boy who was 59488141quarantined at a hospital earlier in the day for developing a fever has not been infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Tainan City government said Sunday afternoon.

The boy, a member of the South Korean baseball team, arrived in Taiwan on July 22 for the 2015 U-12 Baseball World Cup of the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) in Tainan, the city’s Department of Health Director Lin Sheng-che (林聖哲) told reporters.

The young player developed a cough and sore throat two days ago and his cough worsened on Saturday after he went swimming then was in an air-conditioned room for quite a while, Lin said.

By Sunday morning, the boy had developed a fever of 38 degrees Celsius and he was taken to Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital in the southern Taiwan city, where he was put in a negative pressure isolation room as a precautionary measure, Lin said.     [FULL  STORY]

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