Suspected MERS cases in Taiwan test negative; 1 result not in yet: CDC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/07
By: Chen Ching-fang and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, June 7 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Sunday that among the 4226339428 suspected cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Taiwan, 27 have tested negative, while one result is still outstanding.

The remaining test result will become available in the next day or two, CDC Deputy Director-General Chou Jih-haw (周志浩) said.

Since the first MERS infection was reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, there have been 40 suspected cases reported in Taiwan but they have all tested negative, excluding the one outstanding result, the CDC said.

South Korea was hit by the deadly disease in May and since confirmed 64 cases that caused 5 deaths, according to CDC data.     [FULL  STORY]

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