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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Malaysia : No Case Of Mers Reported - Health Minister

Article via Bernama :

" There has been no report of Malaysians, including umrah pilgrims, returning from Saudi Arabia and displaying symptoms of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers).

Nevertheless, the health ministry exercises caution and takes the relevant measures, which includes checking the body temperatures of those arriving at the airport.

Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said, any person found to display symptoms of fever, would be asked to go for further medical examination.

Dr Subramaniam said this when commenting on the spread of the Mers virus which took the lives of 33 people in Saudi Arabia since September last year.

Fifty-five others fell ill as a result of the virus, in that country, he added.

He was speaking to reporters after launching the Malaysian Private Hospitals Association International Health Exhibition 2013 here Tuesday.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has yet to find a vaccine to prevent Mers, as well as the cause of the deadly infectious disease."

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