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Thailand confirms first MERS case

Updated: 06 19 , 2015 09:08
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BANGKOK - Thailand confirmed its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Thursday, according to the country's health ministry.

The virus was detected in a businessman from Oman, the country's health minister told reporters.

"From two lab tests we can confirm that the MERS virus was found," said Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin.