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MERS-CoV in China poses no threat to Taiwan: CDC

MERS-CoV in China poses no threat to Taiwan: CDC

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday that it does not see any immediate threat following China's first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) reported the previous day. No infections in Taiwan were recorded from a total of 166 passengers who shared the same flight as a South Korean businessman who traveled to China May 26 despite being told earlier to cancel the trip after his father was diagnosed with the disease. The CDC said it remains in close contact with both the Chinese and South Korean health authorities to closely monitor the development of an outbreak in Korea. Currently, the CDC has issued a level 2 travel alert for Saudi Arabia and a level 1 alert for United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar, Iran, Oman and Bahrain. Under the CDC's three-tier system, a level 1 travel warning urges vigilance and health precautions; level 2 calls for a high degree of caution and strong protective measures; and level 3 advises against travel to or from a specified destination. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-27 03:51 GMT+08:00