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South Korea - Confirms 11th and 12th coronavirus MERS cases - May 29, 2015

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  • Gert van der Hoek
    S. Korea confirms 12 MERS cases as fears over outbreak spread

    May 30, 2015, 12:00 am TWN

    SEOUL -- South Korea confirmed five more MERS cases Friday, bringing the total number of patients infected with the potentially deadly virus to 12, including a man who defied a quarantine protocol and traveled to China, health officials said.

    The infections were all traced to the original case of a 68-year-old man diagnosed on May 20 after returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia.

    The health ministry said the new MERS cases included a 30-year-old nurse from the hospital where the original case was reported, and a 56-year-old man who was treated there for other diseases.

    A 44-year-old man who left for China on a business trip on Tuesday, a day after his father was diagnosed with the virus, was confirmed Friday to have been infected, it said.

    The man ignored a warning from doctors advising against travel and is now at a hospital in China. A list of 45 people, including colleagues and passengers who had sat close to him on the Hong Kong-bound flight, has been drawn up.

    The man later traveled from Hong Kong to the nearby Chinese city of Huizhou by bus.



    Also in Korean Herald:


    Earlier in the day, a 30-year-old female nurse who treated the first Korean MERS patient tested positive for MERS, as did a 56-year-old man who shared a hospital ward with the patient, the MW said.

    Both were directly infected by the 68-year-old patient zero, who was diagnosed May 20.

    The nurse had initially tested negative for the virus, but was confirmed to be infected upon a retest.

    Last edited by sharon sanders; May 30, 2015, 10:30 AM. Reason: added Korean Herald snip

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  • sharon sanders
    Please see:

    South Korea Coronavirus MERS Case List - including imported and exported cases

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  • sharon sanders
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  • South Korea - Confirms 11th and 12th coronavirus MERS cases - May 29, 2015

    South Korea has had 11 confirmed cases of the virus, including the index case, and all were closely connected to the original patient, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said by phone today.

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