Jul 4, 2015

MERS cases keep coming from Samsung hospital

Another doctor at a major hospital that has been the epicenter of MERS outbreak in Seoul has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Saturday. The 25-year-old female doctor at Samsung Medical Center has become the 185th person infected with the virus in South ...

Jul 2, 2015

Gaps remain in Japan-South Korea talks on proposed World Heritage sites

Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama held talks in Seoul with senior South Korean officials, including Kim Hong-kyun, deputy foreign minister for political affairs, on Japan’s bid to have sites related to its Meiji Era industrial revolution added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Gaps ...

Jun 30, 2015

South Korea reports third day without new MERS case

South Korea said Tuesday it had gone three days without any new cases of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome virus, in a welcome boost to efforts to tackle the largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia. The news came as the health ministry said an ...

Jun 29, 2015

Guarding against MERS

Government officials and ordinary citizens alike must take sufficient precautions to ensure a MERS outbreak does not take place in Japan.