BANGKOK, Thailand, – A Kuwaiti national has been quarantined, under suspicion of being infected by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), at a Bangkok hospital, a senior government official said, on Saturday.
The unidentified, 18-year-old Kuwaiti male, who entered Thailand on Monday, has already been quarantined in a suspected MERS case, at Bamradnaradun hospital, under the care of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, department director general, Amnuay Kajeena, said.
He said, the hospital’s medical staff could not as yet determine that the young Kuwaiti has been infected by the MERS, though he has been quarantined, under close watch at the hospital since Thursday.
Also quarantined are the young man’s father and grandmother, who came with him from the Middle East.
This is the second MERS case, which has been detected in Thailand so far this year, Amnuay said.
He assured that, the authorities have strictly taken measures, to prevent an epidemic of the MERS in public places, and suggested that nobody should panic about it.
Source: Name News Network