First suspected MERS case close to Lantau

As reported by SCMP today, one of the first Hong Kong MERS patients was treated yesterday at a clinic operated by the Quality HealthCare group in the Tsing Yi MTR station.

Photo credit: SCMP

The 22-year old woman showed signs of fever and a running nose after she visited the South Korean's capital at the end of May. Until recently, she did not show any symptoms; she came back to HK two weeks ago.

Yesterday, after seeking assistance in Tsing Yi MTR station, she was rushed to hospital where she was tested negative for the virus.

MERS is the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrom that was first spotted in Saudi Arabia a few years ago. Recently, it has affected over 100 people in South Korea, including a few fatalities. 

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