By the end of May, 15 2015 people in South Korea were infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). All of the cases have been linked to a 68-year-old man who returned home in early May from the Middle East. Despite all efforts by the country's Ministry of Health, the disease spread and the number of MERS victims increased, with the death toll reaching 20 in South Korea by June 17.
With 16 people dead and thousands under quarantine after an outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), Seoul is struggling to manage the countrywide health-panic as well as its impact on the tourism industry.
According to White House, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se discussed the North Korean nuclear threat and responses to a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome [MERS] outbreak.
The South Korea cabinet authorized on Tuesday a spending plan to combat an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, the largest outside the Arabian Peninsula.
The death toll from an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea has increased to 19.
Two more patients have reportedly died in South Korea amid the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total number of fatalities to 16.
Seven new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were confirmed in South Korea on Sunday taking the total to 145, CNN reported citing the country’s Ministry of Health.
Over 130 people have been infected with MERS in South Korea, while 14 have died from the virus, according to the country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare.
The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) person to person transmission outside of a medical institution has been confirmed in South Korea, The Donga-a Ilbo newspaper reports.
The death toll from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic in South Korea has increased to 14, the country’s Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Saturday.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China urged all airlines on Friday to strengthen control and preventive measures on flights between China and South Korea over the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus spread concerns.
The number of people infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea rose from 108 to 122, the country’s Health and Welfare Ministry said Thursday.
According to head of Russia's state health watchdog, there is a danger of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus being spread to Russia.
People arriving in Russia's Far Eastern Primorsky Territory from South Korea are being subject to strict health screenings as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) continues to spread, Russian public health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor reports.
South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare confirmed that six people died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
South Korea’s Health and Welfare Ministry reported a fifth death and 14 additional cases of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare reported a rise in the number of people who have caught the MERS, about seven thousand tourists have cancelled their trips to the country.
More than 200 schools were temporarily shut down on Wednesday in South Korea to prevent the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea said.