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  • South Korea confirms 4th & 5th coronavirus MERS cases, monitoring 61, 1 doctor tests positive, more tests pending - May 25 & 26, 2015

    S. Korea confirms 4th MERS case
    2015/05/26 02:18

    SEOUL, May 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea confirmed a fourth case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Tuesday, saying a daughter of the third patient was found to have been infected with the viral virus.

    The new patient is believed to have contracted the virus from the first patient, just as her father did. She stayed for four hours at a hospital room her 76-year-old father shared with the first patient, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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  • #2
    Source: http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=179914


    Health authorities confirm fourth MERS case
    Updated: 2015-05-26 04:20:11 KST

    Local health authorities remain on alert after a fourth case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been confirmed in the country, just six days after Korea reported its first-ever case of the rare viral disease.
    The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday the new patient, who is a daughter of the third patient, is believed to have contracted the virus from the first patient, after staying at the same hospital.
    Officials say the situation is under control as the fourth patient is one of the people who had been quarantined in an isolation ward...

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    • #3
      Government confirmation -
      Middle respiratory syndrome (Merck's) fourth patient identification
      2015-05-26 81
      Hwangsangcheol Centers for Disease Control infectious diseases 外 Management Division
      Middle respiratory syndrome ( Merck's ) 4 th patient identification
      - 3 Homers second patient's daughter ( caregiver ), tested positive genetic test result -

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( Director : Yang byeongguk ) is a 5 month 25 day 24 hour breathing donation Middle East hungun 4 th confirmed cases occurred and said it is admitted to the state-designated isolation wards . ○ The fourth patient was diagnosed three first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Homers ) the patient's daughter ( caregiver ) while trying to self-observation are classified as isolated target , 5.25 through the day visiting public health research 11hour 30 minute heat (38.2) is confirmed is a genetic test was carried out after isolation transferred to the National Hospital Beds , test results are identified as positive 4 announced that it has determined to be first confirmed cases . ○ infection of the patient's father (3 Homers second patient ) with B Hospital and the first confirmed cases in about four infected while staying in the same room with his father during the time it is estimated to have been . ○ patients currently admitted into treatment in state-designated isolation wards , 5.25 at 24 o'clock fever, according to current medical , isolated without being observed no specific details other special treatment headache yeoseo stable condition . Meanwhile , the Centers for Disease Control patients are 5.20 days ( the first diagnosed patient days ), because it was in close contact since been classified as a family and live alone apart , add contacts and isolation participants said that because of this diagnosis did not occur .

      http://www.mw.go.kr/front_new/al/sal...ONT_SEQ=322546

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      South Korea reports 3 cases of MERS Coronavirus - May 20 - 24, 2015 - Gov holds emergency meeting
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      • #4
        Source: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150526000366

        S. Korea confirms 4th MERS case
        Published : 2015-05-26 10:27
        Updated : 2015-05-26 10:27

        South Korea confirmed a fourth case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Tuesday, saying a daughter of the third patient was found to have been infected with the viral virus.

        The new patient is believed to have contracted the virus from the first patient, just as her father did. She stayed for four hours at a hospital room her 76-year-old father shared with the first patient, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

        After her father was diagnosed with the disease, she was placed in isolation at her home. As her fever rose to over 38 degrees Celsius earlier Tuesday, she was sent to a state-designated hospital and then tested positive for the virus, officials said.

        She is currently in a stable condition, they said.

        The first patient, a 68-year-old man, was diagnosed with the disease after he had travelled to the Middle East in mid-April and returned home on May 4. All three other confirmed cases were transmitted from him, including his wife, according to CDC...

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        • #5
          Current South Korea coronavirus MERS cluster:

          #1149 - Male, 68, onset May 11, hospitalized in South Korea May 15 & May 20, travel history to Gulf: Bahrain/Saudi Arabia/UAE/Qatar WHO

          #1152 - Female, wife of case #1149, South Korea WHO

          #1153 - Male, 76, hospital roommate of case #1149, South Korea WHO

          #1159 - Female, daughter of case #1153 & contact of case #1152, South Korea


          Source: FluTrackers Coronavirus MERS Case List link
          "May the long time sun
          Shine upon you,
          All love surround you,
          And the pure light within you
          Guide your way on."

          "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
          Aristotle

          “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
          Mohandas Gandhi

          Be the light that is within.

          Comment


          • #6
            Update from the South Korean government: 4 confirmed cases, monitoring 63 (including 2 medical personnel).
            Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Homers) corresponding status and measures
            2015-05-26 [Last Updated: 2015-05-26] 202
            Hwangsangcheol Centers for Disease Control infectious diseases 外 Management Division
            Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ( Homers) corresponding status and measures
            - Patients diagnosed four persons during treatment . One additional possible occurrence of close contact patient , the community is less likely to propagate -
            - measures to prevent the spread Homers strengthened -
            - quarantine measures other than self-guided ever even choose from -
            - fever suspected downgraded criteria : 38 degrees 37.5 degrees -






            Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( Director : Yang byeongguk ) is 5.20 days after the date the Middle East RespiratorySyndrome ( Homers ) confirmed cases 4 were confirmed by the situation , whilst the patient caused a brief description and measures lapse was .

            ○ The first confirmed cases of the Middle East trip (4.18 to 5.3) are infected with 5.4 days arrival after 5.11 days occurred in patients with fever , 5.19 , depending on the medical report through a diagnostic test 5.20 days Mer throw confirmed after the National hospitalized treatment bedsthat receive such treatment on the ventilator * visit medical facilities : A Senator (5.12, 14, 15), B Hospital (5.15-17), C legislators (5.17), D Hospital (5.17 to 20) National Chi hospital charges Hospital (5.20-) - The patient A B C medical care when traveling in the Middle East has disclosed forces did , D medical care when traveling to Bahrain ryeoteumyeo know only force , and until confirmed by the National Inpatient hospital beds during epidemiological studies in Saudi Arabia and the UAE In fact, a trip to balhyeoteum

            ○ after the current add up to three self-diagnosed patients were identified , which the patient B were staying in the same ward of the hospital guardian ( his wife ), the same ward inmates and their guardians ( daughter ) as , both currently in a stable condition National treatment in inpatient hospital beds being

            On the other hand , close contacts of patients with 61 patients of today's heat-party add 2 persons ( first patient medical doctors ) are now found in the National Inpatient wards of the transfer to , they can confirm the infection through genetic testing Homers being planned is a measure whilst the corresponding details for Homers ,

            ○ Government in accordance with the Homers patient inflow generated from domestic and foreign countries the infectious stage crisis response ' interest ' in step ' attention ' and upgraded in steps ,the Central Quarantine Headquarters ( Director : Disease Control Division ), was running the ( 5.20) - entering in the Middle East for Homers additional inlet and prevent the spread of the quarantine system for aircraft , passenger power body temperature , and enhanced in a way , - Nationwide 17 countries designated inpatient beds it is ready to operate immediately so that they can be together as instructed ,municipalities . Korean Medical Association . hayeoteum deployed for action in preparation for the admission of tips Homers suspected patients of medical institutions, including through the Hospital Association

            ○ throw-Mer patients diagnosed four close contacts with the contact investigation for persons 61 and confirm the name , who isolated the individual to apply immediately the principles guiding the life self-isolation precautions, and training and 14 days of onset of symptoms active monitoring and enforcement that - If you want a white person in a facility other than the self-isolation of Incheon hayeoteum measures to take advantage of the airport quarantine in quarantine facilities (1 User Name ) the future of the Action Plan for Homers-proliferation ,

            ○ close contacts of the patient are observed isolated but continues to apply, on their doctor , depending on the party and to isolate or separate facilities , the current price-party manager we plan to guide isolation measures at facilities other than the self can also choose to allow

            ○ close contacts thoroughly self-isolation and early detection of suspected cases, including enhanced deployment guidance (5.26) - public health inspection tour of direct management practices and education - Self-diagnostic test of the isolation monitoring requirements implemented targeted expansion . Fever expanded criteria (38 ° C or more → 37.5 ° C or higher ) , even mild symptoms such as occurs in genetic diagnostic tests conducted by National transferring inpatient beds . However , even if confirmed by diagnostic tests conducted during the period of quarantine immediately turn off the voice isolation without , isolation continued until the termination date scheduled monitoring and inspection conducted . The reason for this action 4 In the course elapsed's disease diagnosed patients , fever and respiratory diagnostic tests in order to reduce the patient often missing aspect is the deep changes in the symptoms will decide in the direction of lowering the performance standards *

            related professionals today held an emergency meeting results

            ○ Homers additional inflow to early detection and dissemination of traditional communities ' legal infectious disease surveillance ' in addition to ' hospital-based respiratory monitoring system (40 piecesGeneral Hospital ), a real-time by switching the time being should ever focused on monitoring Homers Korea Homers future prospects

            being observed closely contacts 61 Homers patients over time of people to add , but can occur , potentially spreading to the community, such as propagation Low - This is the Middle East other than Saudi Arabia ( Europe ) In no other community radio wave propagation in the case of hospitals , - Now confirmed three genes, some people in the past three years, existing in the Middle East and Europe showed characteristics consistent with the separate genes in the patient , - patient after the first three patients will all dynamically route of infection is B at the hospital infected patients from the first two spells cases are judged by three spells are not being due

            ○ Centers for Disease Control has a corresponding step according to this judgment Homers ' attention , but keep in step , strengthening the domestic home quarantine management to prevent the spread and said he would like to extend preemptive response measures based on the patient finds .


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            http://www.mw.go.kr/front_new/al/sal...ONT_SEQ=322556
            Last edited by sharon sanders; May 26th, 2015, 10:49 AM.
            "May the long time sun
            Shine upon you,
            All love surround you,
            And the pure light within you
            Guide your way on."

            "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
            Aristotle

            “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
            Mohandas Gandhi

            Be the light that is within.

            Comment


            • #7
              CDC confirmation of a 5th case - a doctor:
              Middle respiratory syndrome (Merck's) fifth patient identification
              2015-05-27 [Last Updated: 2015-05-27] 9
              Hwangsangcheol Centers for Disease Control infectious Management Division
              Middle respiratory syndrome ( Merck's ) 5 second patient identification
              -First Homers patient care physicians , genetic test results tested positive -
              Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( Director : Yang byeongguk )is 5.26 at 61 Homers total of close contacts people 4 people get the samples received so far two people were confirmed a genetic test results , a doubleone person said to have been confirmed positive Homers gene . * 5.26 at 15 during the press briefing after the two is added to the total cases received four test cases in progress ○ The first patient is a patient Homers 5.17 at C treatment in the clinic as a doctor who , 5.26 days under quarantine treatment by the National Inpatient hospital beds . 5.26 days received genetic test results for samples
              Tracking Number
              Sex
              Years
              Place the patient contact
              Inspection results
              1
              South
              50
              C Rep.
              Positivity
              2
              Female
              46
              A lawmaker
              Sound
              3
              South
              34
              E Hospital
              In progress
              4
              Female
              31
              D Hospital
              In progress
              * A clinic : The first patient 5.12, 5.14 ~ 15 days visiting hospitals * C clinic : patients first 5.17 days visiting hospitals * D hospital : Patients First 5.17 ~ 20 days visiting hospitals * E Hospital : Patient third 5.16 ~ 20 days visiting hospitals On the other hand , close contact with the test results confirmed the voice ( Tester2) whether the symptoms are observed, and is expected to continue the isolation , ○ Current tests are in progress 2 test results had 5.27 am said that it is possible Checking .


              http://www.mw.go.kr/front_new/al/sal...ONT_SEQ=322565
              "May the long time sun
              Shine upon you,
              All love surround you,
              And the pure light within you
              Guide your way on."

              "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
              Aristotle

              “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
              Mohandas Gandhi

              Be the light that is within.

              Comment


              • #8
                Current South Korea coronavirus MERS cluster:

                1) #1149 - Male, 68, onset May 11, hospitalized in South Korea May 15 & May 20, travel history to Gulf: Bahrain/Saudi Arabia/UAE/Qatar WHO

                2) #1152 - Female, wife of case #1149, South Korea WHO

                3) #1153 - Male, 76, hospital roommate of case #1149, South Korea WHO

                4) #1159 - Female, daughter of case #1153 & contact of case #1152, South Korea

                5) #1161 - Doctor, contact of previous case, South Korea


                Source: FluTrackers Coronavirus MERS Case List link

                "May the long time sun
                Shine upon you,
                All love surround you,
                And the pure light within you
                Guide your way on."

                "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                Aristotle

                “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                Mohandas Gandhi

                Be the light that is within.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Former MERS patient describes his recovery

                  June 09,2015

                  During an interview with the JoongAng Ilbo, one of the first Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) patients to be cured and sent from the hospital reflected on worrying about his family while he was in isolation.

                  “I had no clue how contagious the disease was,” said the 50-year-old, a doctor and the fifth person to be diagnosed with MERS and the second to win the battle against it, on Monday.

                  “I was worried about whether my family could have caught the virus just by being in the same room as me, so I called them every single day [while in quarantine] to check their physical condition.”

                  The doctor, who worked at the now-closed 365 Open Clinic in Gangdong District, eastern Seoul, was one of several medical staff who came into direct contact with the 68-year-old Korean male who became the country’s first MERS patient late last month.

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                  http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/...px?aid=3005152
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