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    Source: http://timesofoman.com/article/59712...ht-to-Thailand


    MERS patient saw doctors in Oman before boarding flight to Thailand
    June 21, 2015 | 9:23 PM
    by Times News Service

    Muscat: An Omani businessman infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus visited a hospital in Oman more than 10 days before he boarded a flight to Thailand, a senior official of the Ministry of Health has revealed.

    Passengers on board Oman Air’s June 15 flight WY815 have already been advised to seek medical attention as a precautionary measure, and officials are now monitoring airline staff plus ‘household’ contacts after a Thai hospital confirmed the Omani patient was suffering from the MERS coronavirus.

    As the timeline of his movements unfolds, it has emerged that the patient was admitted to a hospital in Oman on June 4 for heart problems, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Health. The patient, who was suffering from heart disease, then left the hospital on June 7...
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