Doctors confirm Hsinchu man does not have MERS
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.