S. Korea reports first case of MERS virus

South Korea has reported its first case of the Mers virus - the patient had recently returned from Bahrain and is in a stable condition.

S. Korea reports first case of MERS virus

World Bulletin / News Desk

South Korean health officials on Wednesday confirmed the country's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a patient who recently returned from Bahrain and is in stable condition after being treated for a high fever and cough.

The 68-year-old man was in Bahrain from April 18 through to May 3 and was engaged in farming-related business, South Korea's health ministry said in a statement. He returned to South Korea on May 4 through Qatar, it said.

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