Via The Jakarta Post: Indonesian tests positive for MERS-CoV.
An Indonesian has contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and is currently undergoing treatment in Abu Dhabi, a Health Ministry official said.
"An Indonesian citizen has tested positive for MERS-CoV," secretary of the ministry's directorate general of disease control and sanitation Muhammad Subhan said as quoted by Antara news agency on Wednesday.
The Indonesian, who is a resident of Surabaya in East Java, contracted the virus while in Saudi Arabia performing umrah (minor haj pilgrimage), he said.
"The Indonesian has not been allowed to return home after testing positive for the virus," he said.
The Health Ministry has so far detected 169 suspected cases of MERS-CoV. Of the 169 suspected cases, 161 have been declared negative, while the other eight are being monitored.
"We will be monitoring the eight people for the next 14 days. We have also examined samples of their blood," he said.
"Overall, no suspected case of MERS-CoV infection has been declared positive in Indonesia. Indonesia is still free from MERS-CoV," he said.