MERS Outbreak in South Korea

By lunaradmin - Jun 10, 2015      

South Korea has been struck by the largest outbreak of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). The virus was first discovered in Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday South Korea reported over 108 cases of MERS and 9 dead from the virus. Over 2800 people are quarantined at home or in health facilities. Over 2,000 schools are closed.

The MERS outbreak has prompted Hong Kong to issue a travel alert to residents, warning them to avoid unnecessary travel to South Korea. Statistics state that there are over 1,200 cases of MERS cases confirmed in over 25 countries according to the World Health Organization (WHO).


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