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Thailand on alert after case of Coronavirus reported in Malaysia

BANGKOK, 20 April 2014 (NNT) – Thailand is stepping up preventive measures against coronavirus after a man has reportedly died of the deadly disease.

According to Dr. Narong Sahametapat, Permanent Secretary for Public Health, Thailand has been on high alert after a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, also known as MERS-CoV, has been found in its neighboring country, Malaysia. He said all countries bordering Malaysia including Thailand are at risk; therefore, the Public Health Ministry has ordered all hospitals nationwide to keep a close eye on their patients.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released neither warnings nor instructions, said Dr. Narong. He however suggested that people avoid livestock, wash their hands regularly, and see a doctor immediately if they come down with flu and don’t get better in two days.

The man believed to have been killed by the Coronavirus had traveled to Saudi Arabia, where he came in direct contact with a camel. The man developed a cold on April 4th and died on April 13th.

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