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Potential MERS cases under watch in Thailand

The Disease Control Department on Thursday revealed that 17 people have been under close watch for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Thailand.

Dr Sopon Mekthon, the department's director, said that three were from Bangkok, six from Pattani, four from Phetchaburi and one each from Samut Prakarn, Yala and Trang. Laboratory tests had not however found any infected patients, the doctor added.

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