January 24, 2016 / 3:14 AM / 2 years ago

Thailand reports second MERS case

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BANGKOK, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Thailand reported its second case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Sunday, according to the country's health minister.

The virus was detected in a 71-year old Omani man travelling to Bangkok on Friday, Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn told a news conference.

The first case was detected in a businessman from Oman in June last year.

Reporting Manunphattr Dhanananphorn; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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