Jun 28, 2015

South Korea reports 32nd MERS death

South Korea on Sunday reported its 32nd death from MERS as the virus’ mortality rate continued to rise even as the pace of the outbreak appeared to slow. A 55-year-old man died Saturday of Middle East respiratory disease, the health ministry said, putting the ...

South Korea fears MERS may have spread to new hospital

Jun 27, 2015

South Korea fears MERS may have spread to new hospital

South Korea on Saturday said it was closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus. A 70-year-old woman who caught Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) while visiting an infected ...

Jun 19, 2015

Thailand took four days to confirm its first MERS case

Thai authorities took nearly four days to confirm the country’s first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the health ministry said on Friday, a time lag likely to raise fears of a further spread of the deadly virus in Asia. Thailand confirmed its ...

Jun 19, 2015

Five suspected MERS victims in Japan arrived from South Korea

Five people in Japan who were suspected of being infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome had broken home quarantine in South Korea, health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki said Thursday. In South Korea, anyone put under home quarantine after coming into contact with a MERS-infected person ...

Jun 18, 2015

Thousands of Liberians in 'post-Ebola syndrome' study

Liberia launched a five-year study on Wednesday to unravel the mystery of the long-term health effects that plague Ebola survivors and assess how long they should go without sex. The Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia, a collaboration with the United States ...