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All visitors entering M’sia through KLIA to be screened for MERS

All visitors entering the country through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang will be screened for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), said Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam.

PUTRAJAYA: All visitors entering the country through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang will be screened for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), said Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam.

The situation in the country was under control and no new cases were reported, he told reporters after launching the National Healthcare Leaders' Summit on Patients for Patient Safety on Tuesday.

On Monday, Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that no new cases were reported throughout the country.

Malaysia recorded its first death related to MERS-CoV on April 13, after a 54-year-old man contracted the virus while performing umrah in Makkah.

The victim from Batu Pahat, Johor died at the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital of severe pneumonia from MERS-CoV infection, the first casualty reported in the country and region.

The World Health Organisation has recorded 238 cases and 92 deaths related to MERS-CoV globally.  

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