Taiwan to send doctor to South Korea to learn about MERS-CoV

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-28

Taiwan will send a doctor to South Korea Thursday to learn about the development

Chou Jih-haw, Oct. 22, 2014. (Photo/CNA)

Chou Jih-haw, Oct. 22, 2014. (Photo/CNA)

of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) there after it reported a fifth case, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.

CDC director-general Steve Hsu-sung Kuo said the doctor will learn first hand about the status of the virus and measures taken at airports there to counter the virus’ spread, while also providing health information to Taiwanese nationals in the country.

Despite the announcement of a fifth MERS-CoV case in South Korea confirmed on Tuesday, another CDC official said Taiwan has not issued a travel alert for the country because the latest case was not a community infection case.

CDC deputy director-general Chou Jih-haw said the fifth case was a 50-year-old doctor who treated the first MERS-CoV patient on May 17.     [FULL  STORY]

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