Home > News > Nation
Wednesday April 16, 2014 MYT 5:39:00 PM
Wednesday April 16, 2014 MYT 10:15:42 PM
by lee yen mun
PUTRAJAYA: The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has killed its first victim in Asia, a Malaysian man who developed respiratory complications after returning from Mecca.
The 54-year-old man, from Batu Pahat, Johor, had arrived in Malaysia on March 29 after performing the umrah.
He died on Apr 13 after being admitted to the Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail for three days, following complaints of fever, cough and breathing difficulties.
Passengers onboard the Turkish Airlines flights TK93 and TK60 on the Jeddah-Istanbul-Kuala Lumpur route on March 29 are urged to contact the Health Ministry for a health screening, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.
The MERS-CoV was first detected in the Middle East in 2012, but researchers have yet to determine its cause.
The World Health Organization has recorded 238 cases of the disease and 92 deaths related to the MERS-CoV globally to date.
Tags / Keywords:
Health, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Coronavirus, MERS Cov
Muhammad Shafee: Former aide did not fabricate lies over sodomy incident By M. MAGESWARI
Halloween bash goes on despite protests
JPJ to come down hard on motorists with fancy licence plates and HID headlamps
Nip religious extremism in the bud, says church leader
Auxiliary cop killed while directing traffic
Accused initially pleads guilty but changes her mind later
Caterham F1 team have two weeks to find a buyer
Call for fuss-free airport checkout
Celebrating everyday heroes
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)