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  • S. Korea reports no new cases of MERS for 5 straight days

    The number of people diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea remained unchanged at 186 as the country saw no new cases of the potentially deadly disease over the past five days, the government said Friday. The country’s MERS death toll also has remained unchanged since Wednesday at 35, according to the

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    MERS – Disease outbreak news

    Situation in Korea Between 4 and 7 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 2 additional confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Additional information on the outbreak in Korea To date, a total of 186 MERS-CoV cases, including 33 deaths, have been reported. One

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    MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

    SEOUL: Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicentre of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday. The 25-year-old female doctor at Samsung Medical Centre has become the 185th person infected with the virus in South Korea. The country’s first case was diagnosed on May 20

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    Six killed in S. Korea storage tank explosion

    SEOUL, July 3, 2015 (AFP) – Six South Korean workers were killed Friday when a waste water storage tank exploded at a chemical plant in the industrial city of Ulsan, a fire official said. The blast occurred when the workers were carrying out welding work on the tank at the Hanwha Chemical Co. plant, which

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  • A couple wearing masks to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rides a tandem bicycle at the Han river park in Seoul, South Korea, June 22, 2015. Photo: Reuters
    South Korea reports 4 new MERS cases, total rises to 179

    SEOUL — South Korea’s health ministry reported four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)today (June 24), bringing the total number of cases to 179. The health ministry also said 67 people who had tested positive for the MERS virus had recovered and been discharged from hospital since the outbreak started in May. South

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  • Samsung heir apologises in public for MERS spread

    SEOUL — The heir of the Samsung business group made a deep bow in apology as criticism mounts on a Samsung hospital for its role in spreading the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Mr Lee Jae-yong, 47, apologised to the MERS victims and patients today (June 23) in his first public speech since taking over

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  • South Korea reports three new MERS cases, bringing total to 175

    SEOUL — South Korea’s health ministry reported three new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) today (June 23), taking the total to 175 in an outbreak that is still the largest outside Saudi Arabia but which is seen to have levelled off. The health ministry also said 54 people who had tested positive for

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  • 25th person dies from MERS in South Korea

    SEOUL: Another person in South Korea died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Saturday (Jun 20), said the health ministry. The 63-year-old man’s death makes him the 25th person in the country to die from the virus since the outbreak in May. The ministry said the man who died had suffered from heart disease

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  • South Korea reports no new cases of MERS, first time since June 3

    SEOUL: South Korea’s health ministry said on Saturday that no new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) had been recorded, the first time in 16 days. The ministry said on Friday that an outbreak of the disease appeared to have leveled off. There also were no more deaths, the ministry said, leaving the total

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  • Korean starlet Jung In Ah dies in skydiving accident

    SEOUL: South Korean model and actress Jung In Ah, 38, has died after a fatal skydiving accident, according to Korean news reports. Jung, 38, went skydiving on June 13 in Goheung county in South Jeolla province, located at the southernmost tip of South Korea. Her body was found on June 16 tangled with her parachute,

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