Thailand: Dozens Quarantined Post MERS Carrier Visit

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Thai authorities have quarantined at least 32 people in the city of Bangkok in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus after a carrier of the strain was discovered in the Thai capital on Friday.

The MERS carrier was reported to be a 71-year-old man from the Gulf state of Oman, a neighbor to Saudi Arabia where the virus is the most prevalent and was first identified four years ago.

Thai officials said that dozens of people had been quarantined after coming into contact with the man, U.S.-based business publication Quartz reported, including the man’s son, hotel workers, plane passengers and taxi drivers.Read More

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