BANGKOK (AP) _ Thailand’s health ministry says a 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand’s only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus is now free of the illness.

The ministry said Friday that five laboratory tests showed negative results for the disease.

The man had traveled to Bangkok last month for treatment of a heart condition and was then diagnosed with the virus. He was quarantined and treated at the ministry’s infectious diseases facility.

The statement says three relatives who traveled with the man show no sign of having contracted the virus.