• People wear masks as a precaution against the MERS virus as they walk in Myeongdong, one of Seoul's main shopping districts.
    Last update: 03:30 17.06.2015
    03:30 17.06.2015

    South Korea Lures Travelers With MERS Insurance to Keep Tourism Afloat

    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.

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  • National Security Adviser Susan Rice arrives to speak at the Brookings Institution to outline President Barack Obama’s foreign policy priorities, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Washington
    Last update: 16:11 16.06.2015
    16:11 16.06.2015

    US, S Korea Discuss N Korean Nuclear Program, MERS Outbreak - White House

    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.

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  • Last update: 12:25 16.06.2015
    12:25 16.06.2015

    First MERS Death Case Reported in Germany

    The first death from an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been registered in Germany, DPA news agency reported Tuesday.

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    Last update: 10:35 16.06.2015
    10:35 16.06.2015

    S Korea Approves $45 mln Spending Plan to Combat Deadly Respiratory Disease

    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.

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    Last update: 04:56 16.06.2015
    04:56 16.06.2015

    Death Toll From MERS Virus in South Korea Reaches 19

    The death toll from an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea has increased to 19.

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  • Last update: 08:54 15.06.2015
    08:54 15.06.2015

    Sixteen Now Dead as MERS Continues to Plague South Korea

    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.

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  • Last update: 10:35 14.06.2015
    10:35 14.06.2015

    Merciless Virus: Number of MERS Cases in South Korea Rises to 145

    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.

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  • Employees from Korean Air disinfect the interior of its airplane in Incheon, South Korea, June 5, 2015
    Last update: 08:05 13.06.2015
    08:05 13.06.2015

    South Korea Must Restrict Travel Amid MERS Virus Outbreak - WHO

    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.

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    Last update: 07:39 13.06.2015
    07:39 13.06.2015

    First Case of MERS Transmission Outside Hospital Walls Recorded in S Korea

    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.

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    Last update: 04:29 13.06.2015
    04:29 13.06.2015

    Death Toll From MERS Virus in South Korea Reaches 14, Health Ministry Says

    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.

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  • Last update: 09:42 12.06.2015
    09:42 12.06.2015

    China Aviation Regulator Strengthens MERS Control on Flights From S Korea

    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.

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  • Workers in full protective gear disinfect the interior of a subway train at a Seoul Metro's railway vehicle base in Goyang, South Korea, June 9, 2015
    Last update: 07:56 12.06.2015
    07:56 12.06.2015

    MERS Death Toll in South Korea Reaches 11

    The 11th victim of the disease was a 72-year-old woman. A total of 126 people are estimated to be infected so far.

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  • Flight passengers from Busan
    Last update: 04:00 11.06.2015
    04:00 11.06.2015

    Number of People Infected With MERS in South Korea Rises to 122

    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.

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  • South Korean soldiers check the body heat of visitors at the entrance of the Defence Ministry in Seoul on June 9, 2015
    Last update: 16:01 10.06.2015
    16:01 10.06.2015

    MERS Spread to Russia Possible - Russian Public Health Watchdog

    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.

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  • Workers in full protective gear disinfect the interior of a subway train at a Seoul Metro's railway vehicle base in Goyang, South Korea, June 9, 2015
    Last update: 07:49 10.06.2015
    07:49 10.06.2015

    Russia’s Far East on Alert as People Arrive From MERS-Hit South Korea

    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.

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  • Employees from Korean Air disinfect the interior of its airplane in Incheon, South Korea, June 5, 2015
    Last update: 04:55 08.06.2015
    04:55 08.06.2015

    MERS Outbreak Kills 6, 87 Confirmed Cases in South Korea

    South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare confirmed that six people died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

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  • Flight passengers from Busan, South Korea, receive a temperature check upon their arrival at Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China June 5, 2015.
    Last update: 03:57 07.06.2015
    03:57 07.06.2015

    MERS Outbreak Kills Fifth Person, 64 Infected in South Korea

    South Korea’s Health and Welfare Ministry reported a fifth death and 14 additional cases of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

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    Last update: 05:25 04.06.2015
    05:25 04.06.2015

    Number of MERS Virus Cases in South Korea Continues to Grow

    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.

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  • Last update: 12:08 03.06.2015
    12:08 03.06.2015

    Over 200 Schools Closed in South Korea Over MERS Outbreak

    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.

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    Last update: 06:48 02.06.2015
    06:48 02.06.2015

    South Korea Reports Two Deaths From MERS

    Two people in South Korea have died from the Middle East respiratory syndrome.

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