Tests show hospitalised Czech man does not have MERS

June 17, 2015 8:03 AM

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PRAGUE, June 17 Tests showed a Czech man hospitalised in Prague with suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) does not have the potentially deadly virus, Health Minister Svatopluk Nemecek said on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old man was admitted to hospital on Tuesday with symptoms of the virus. He had recently travelled from South Korea, where a MERS outbreak has infected 162 people and killed 20 since it was first diagnosed in May.

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