First case of MERS reported in Lebanon - health ministry

The first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has been reported in Lebanon, its health ministry said.

[Related: CDC Confirms First MERS Case Hits United States.]

“One case of a patient suffering from coronavirus was diagnosed this afternoon, Thursday, May 8, 2014,” a statement from the health minister’s office said, adding the patient’s health had improved after treatment.