Doc­tors con­firm Hs­inchu man does not have MERS

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A Hs­inchu County res­i­dent suf­fer­ing from up­per re­s­pi­ra­tory tract in­fec­tion symptoms af­ter a trip a trip to Seoul tested neg­a­tive for Mid­dle East Re­s­pi­ra­tory Syn­drome ( MERS) Wed­nes­day at a lo­cal hos­pi­tal.

The 39- year- old man, who was suf­fer­ing from a sore throat, runny nose, pul­monary in­volve­ment and a tem­per­a­ture of 39 de­grees Cel­sius upon seek­ing med­i­cal treat­ment at the Hs­inchu branch of Taipei Vet­er­ans Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, was im­me­di­ately put into iso­la­tion in a neg­a­tive pres­sure ward Tues­day af­ter his re­turn to Tai­wan a day ear­lier.

The man has re­cov­ered, but will be re­quired to un­dergo fur­ther tests to de­ter­mine whether he can be re­leased from the hos­pi­tal, a Hs­inchu County health of­fi­cial said, adding that he will be asked to con­duct self- man­age­ment at home af­ter be­ing dis­charged from the hos­pi­tal in North­ern Tai­wan.

As of Wed­nes­day noon, the virus had killed nine peo­ple and in­fected 108 in South Korea.

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