January 2018

Health D-G: Umrah pilgrim tests positive for MERS-CoV infection

PUTRAJAYA: A 55-year-old man tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection after returning home from umrah, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said. He said the man, who hails from Selangor, had symptoms of fever, cough, lethargy and aching feet as soon as he arrived home on Dec 23. The man received treatment for flu at a nearby clinic a day after arriving home and