No MERS for Korean U-12 baseballer quarantined in Tainan

Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-27

Initial test results showed that the South Korean boy who was quarantined at a hospital earlier

Lin Sheng-che, center, in Tainan, July 26. (Photo/CNA)

Lin Sheng-che, center, in Tainan, July 26. (Photo/CNA)

in the day for developing a fever does not have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the Tainan city government said Sunday afternoon.

The boy, a member of the South Korean U-12 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 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 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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