Korean kid with fever quarantined right after entering Vietnam

Vietnamese Ministry of Health yesterday said that the Pasteur Institute reported that the Korean kid who has fever when entering Vietnam through Cam Ranh Airport in the Central Province of Khanh Hoa was found negative for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV).

Soon after receiving the sample, Pasteur Institute carried out with real-time RT-PCR which is only way to detect MERS-CoV in patient samples

The 7 year old Korean boy entered the Southeast Asian with his parents through Cam Ranh Airport where the airport’s International Medical Quarantine Center detected him to have fever. Through initial investigation, the boy was examined and treated sore throat in his country and his neighboring hood did not record any case of MERS-CoV case.

However, he was taken to the province’s General Hospital for quarantining and medical workers soon took samples for testing. His relatives were quarantined too.

Concerning to the disease in South Korean, the Ministry of Health reported to have one more death and 8 fresh infection cases bringing the total infections to 95 people. Seven people have so far died in the outbreak. The latest MERS patient to die was a 68 year old woman who stayed in an emergency room of a hospital in Seoul where confirmed to have infection.

Meantime, three new case of infection caught the disease while they were in hospital. Around 37 infection cases out of 95 caught the disease while in hospital. According to Korean Ministry of Health, so far, all the MERS cases have been hospital-associated,

South Korea's new cases bring the total globally to 1,250, based on World Health Organization (WHO) data, with at least 451 related deaths.

By Khanh Nguyen – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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