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South Korea - Government announces 3 new coronavirus MERS cases - total now 18 - June 1, 2015

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  • South Korea - Government announces 3 new coronavirus MERS cases - total now 18 - June 1, 2015

    June 1, 2015 The number of South Koreans infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to 18 Monday as three more cases were tested positive, the health ministry said. Three persons who had close contact with the patient zero were confirmed positive for the deadly viral disease, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. No tertiary infection case has been reported yet. The 16th and 18th infectees are a 40-year-old man and a 77-year- old woman who were hospitalized at the same ward with the first patient. The 17th case is a 45-year-old man, son of a patient who shared the same hospital ward with the patient zero. All the new cases were infected directly from the first patient for three days from May 15 at the hospital, which the patient zero visited. The three infectees were at first excluded from the ministry's list of people required to be isolated and observed, but they were tested positive after the renewed epidemiological survey for people staying with the first patient at the second hospital. Among the combined 18 infectees, 15 cases were infected from the first patient at the second hospital, and two cases were medical staff members, including a doctor and a nurse who treated the patient zero at another hospital. The 15 infectees had close contact with the patient zero for three days from May 15. Given the latent period of two weeks, the number of infectees is not likely to rise further from June 3 unless any tertiary infection happens.


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    Government confirmation -

    Middle East respiratory syndrome caused additional patients in three, cumulative 18 people

    B 2 Hospital inpatient, inpatient another family three people, including one confirmed positive
    The Ministry of Health and Welfare Mon., June 1st, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Homers) was released three additional cases of confirmed positive test result. Today all three patients identified as a patient or a family member hospitalized in the same ward as the first patient around 5.15 to 5.17 days in hospital B, fever symptoms persist been conducted in accordance with the confirmed final Homers positive genetic test, pressure It was transferred to isolation wards.

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      (2nd LD) S. Korea confirms 3 more MERS cases, total rises to 18
      2015/06/01 09:19

      SEOUL/SEJONG, June 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korea confirmed three more cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Monday, bringing the total number of people infected with the disease to 18.

      The latest infected people had been in the same hospital where the country's first MERS case was reported. Two of them were patients in the hospital, while the other person is a son of another patient who had visited the hospital to care for his parent, the Health Ministry said.

      They had not been monitored by the authorities as they had shown no symptoms of the disease when they were dismissed from the hospital, according to the ministry.

      The total number of MERS infections reached 18 in 12 days since the first outbreak on May 20.

      Still, the ministry said the country has yet to report any tertiary infections, meaning all 17 people diagnosed since the first case became infected after coming in close contact with the first patient.

      A confirmed tertiary infection will make any of the 18 people who have been diagnosed a carrier.
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