Want China Times
Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday that it has ruled out
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) after a patient reported symptoms similar to those of the infection the previous day.
The patient, who developed a cough and diarrhea after traveling in Jordan and Israel May 15-24, reported the situation to the CDC, said CDC deputy director-general Chou Jih-haw.
The patient tested negative for the potentially fatal disease, Chou said, adding that Taiwan has so far received 16 similar cases, none of which have been diagnosed as MERS-CoV infection.
Also Thursday, Taiwan sent a doctor to South Korea to learn about the development of MERS-CoV there after the country reported a fifth case. [FULL STORY]