Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A 34-year-old Taiwanese man suspected of having the deadly Middle East
Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), who traveled to Dubai and Vietnam earlier this month, has tested negative for the illness, health authorities said Sunday.
After South Korea reported more than a dozen MERS virus infections, sparking fears of the spread of the virus to Taiwan. Neihu district in Taipei reported a suspected MERS-CoV case involving the man a day earlier, but it turned out to be type B influenza, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chou Jih-haw.
The man went on a business trip to Dubai May 23-25 before heading to Vietnam May 26-29. He fell ill and began suffering from fever and a sore throat May 28 and sought medical attention at a hospital the following day.
The hospital then took samples from him and reported his case to health agencies. [FULL STORY]