Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A Taiwanese man who recently returned from a trip to Seoul is being treated in isolation at a
hospital in northern Taiwan as a precaution against the deadly MERS virus after he developed symptoms of an upper respiratory track infection, including a sore throat and runny nose.
The 39-year-old man sought treatment at the Hsinchu branch of Taipei Veterans General Hospital on Tuesday and was dealt with carefully because of the recent outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, which has claimed nine lives.
Although the patient was not suspected of having MERS, the hospital put him in a negative pressure ward and conducted more tests as a precaution.
As of Wednesday, 108 cases have been reported in South Korea, with nine deaths. [FULL STORY]