Lebanon has recorded its first case of the Middle East respiratory virus, the Health Ministry said on Friday.
The virus was detected on Thursday in a man, who had checked into a local hospital after feeling ill, the Ministry said. It said the case was not severe, and the man has since been discharged.
A Ministry official said the patient had recently returned from a visit to several Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia.
The kingdom has been the focal point of the outbreak of the virus, known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.