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The South Korean HHS reported today (computer translated) an additional 14 cases of  Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), bring the ever changing country total to 64, by far the largest outbreak outside the Middle East.

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In addition, health officials announced one more MERS-related fatality, which puts the tally at five.

South Korea’s acting PM Choi Kyung-hwan said in an effort to quell fears of nationwide spread, “So far, all the MERS cases have been hospital-associated, and there has been no case of an infection in other social settings. We think we have a chance at putting the outbreak under total control.”

The government also disclosed the names of two dozen affected medical facilities; however, only six actually had MERS patients admitted: Samsung Medical Center in Gangnam, Seoul; 365 Seoul Open Clinic in Cheonho, Seoul; Pyeongtaek St. Mary’s Hospital, in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province; Asan Seoul Clinic in Asan, South Chungcheong Province; Daecheong Hospital in Daejeon and Konyang University Hospital in Daejeon.

 

 

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  1. […] The South Korean HHS reported today (computer translated) an additional 14 cases of  Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), bring the ever changing country total to 64, by far the largest outbreak outside the Middle East. In addition, health officials announced one more MERS-related fatality, which puts the tally at five. South Korea’s acting PM Choi […] Outbreak News Today » Asia […]

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