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  • South Korea - Government reports 7 more confirmed coronavirus MERS cases - including 2 deaths - total is now 25 - June 1, 2015

    Government confirmed....

    58 -year-old woman dead Homers test results tested positive
    - asthma , endocrine disorders, such as underlying disease symptoms worsen due to the death to throw Mer interpretation -
    - on the same day , isolation being treated 6 th diagnosed party ( M , 71 years old) died -
    보건복지부 「중앙메르스관리대책본부 」는 급성호흡기부전으로 6.1일 사망한 58 세 Women Homers for the positive test results as the final decision said that . ○ deaths * Asthma is a breathing difficulties due to the 5.11days of hospitalization from 5.15 to 17 between the work of the first patient was contacted , since the condition is worsening and died during treatment . * asthma , hypertension , Cushing's syndrome toughness ( caused by arthritis steroids ) such as basal disease In addition , " central Homers management task force " is nationalisolation in designated inpatient beds therapy that was 6 th diagnosed patients ( male , 71 years old ) said the final death hayeotdago . ○ deaths - the first contact with former patients (5.15 days ) from the fever symptoms such as mouth original value of the fuelwhich was as a person 5.15 to 5.17 between the work first with the patient after contact , 5.28 accepts one diagnosed transferred to the National hospital care beds Treatment was on. * Chronic obstructive respiratory disease 2011 year due to receiving a kidney hysterectomy kidney cancer The first one is a doctor responsible for the deaths " of the underlying disease deaths immunity and the onset of fatigue and respiratory disease related , Homers after infection is expected to have affected the clinical deterieation.


    http://www.mw.go.kr/front_new/al/sal...ONT_SEQ=322741

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    Homers additional 6 patients occurred, a total of 25 cases (2 deaths)
    2015-06-02 [Last Updated: 2015-06-02] 10
    Ball awareness Homers central management task force
    Homers additional patients 6 patients occurred , a total of 25 patients ( mortality 2)
    - 4 patients are B medical patients or family members in contact with the first patient , two patients are D CENTER 16 both in contact with the second patient diagnosed patients infected medical practices -
    □ 보건복지부 「중앙메르스관리대책본부 」는 6 1 ( ), 중동호흡기 증후군 ( 메르스 ) 검사결과 Confirmed as positive with sixadditional cases of people released were . ○ Of these four patients all B at medical institutions 5.15 to 5.17 times at the first second with the patient in the same ward as the patient or a family member hospitalized , including increased heat it differentlywere identified as positive in the final Homers conducted genetic testing . ○ The other 2 patients had D were in hospitals 16 times, confirmed chair and 5.28 to 30 days did hospitalized in the same ward as the patient Dunn , fever symptoms have conducted genetictests has been confirmed as a final positive in character .Public-Private Joint Task Force - the standing in the medical practice such as infection , to spread into the community View'veawesome he said . * ('15 31. 5. 11:00. Press References ) ' munhyeongpyo Minister , Homers public-private joint to prevent the spread chongryeok corresponding declaration '( Co-Chair : infection Institute for Health and Welfare Vice Chairman and Co-Chair )
    ◈ Homers occur after visiting areas such as fever suspected symptoms appearor feel you care for such patients to report suspected cases or cases of HomersHomers In response to questions about hotline ( 043-719-7777) operates under .
    Annex 1
    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)Confirmed party status (6.1 standard )
    Tracking Number
    Personal Information
    Confirmed day
    Overview
    1
    ( male , 68years old )
    5.20
    . The first confirmed characters
    2
    ( over 63 years old )
    5.20
    . Confirmed characters first the spouse of
    3
    ( male , 76years old )
    5.21
    . Confirmed characters first in the same hospital ward (B hospitals )
    4
    ( over 46 years old )
    5.26
    . Confirmed party three daughters (caregiver ) (B hospitals )
    5
    ( male , 50years old )
    5.26
    . Seoul C medical staff . Confirmed characters first and the interview of Chongjin
    6
    ( male , 71years old )
    5.28
    . Confirmed characters first and the same ward (B hospitals ) / death
    7
    ( over 28 years old )
    5.28
    . B medical staff
    8
    ( over 46 years old )
    5.29
    . A medical staff
    9
    ( male , 56years old )
    5.29
    . Confirmed characters first floor room such as (B hospitals )
    10
    ( male , 44years old )
    5.29
    . Confirmed characters third son of (sympathy ) . 5.16 Confirmed characters first exposure to the same room (B hospitals ) . 5.29 China CDC MERS confirmed
    11
    ( over 79 years old )
    5.29
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed one and the same ward (B hospitals )
    12
    ( over 49 years old )
    5.29
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed one and the same ward (B hospitals )
    13
    ( male , 49 years old )
    5.29
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed one and the same ward (B hospitals )
    14
    ( male , 35 years old )
    5.30
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed one and the same ward(B hospitals )
    15
    ( male , 35 years old )
    5.30
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed onepatient in the same ward son (B hospitals )
    16
    ( male , 40 years old )
    5.31
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed one and the same ward (B hospitals )
    17
    ( male , 45 years old )
    5.31
    . 5.15 to 16 characters confirmed one patient in the same ward son (B hospitals )
    18
    ( over 77 years old )
    5.31
    . 5.15 to 16 characters confirmed one and the same ward (B hospitals )
    19
    ( male , 60 years old )
    6.1
    . 5.16 to 17Confirmed characters first patient in the same ward, guardian (B hospitals )
    20
    ( male , 40 years old )
    6.1
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed onepatient in the same ward (B hospitals)
    21
    ( over 59 years old )
    6.1
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed one patient in the same ward, guardian (B hospitals )
    22
    ( over 39 years old )
    6.1
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed one patient in the same ward, guardian (B hospitals )
    23
    ( male , 73 years old )
    6.1
    . 5.28 to 30 characters diagnosed 16 patients in the same ward (D institutions )
    24
    ( male , 78 years old )
    6.1
    . 5.28 to 30 characters diagnosed 16 patients in the same ward (D institutions )
    25
    ( over 57 years old )
    6.1
    . 5.15 to 17 characters confirmed one patient in the same ward (B medical / death
    Annex 2
    Public-Private Joint Task Force Overview
    ( purpose ) specializes in cooperation with civil tube , propelled by strong measures to end the systematic and safe Homers spread the message around the nation Month - professional advice in addition to the actual government experts on infectious disease response and effective action of complementary expertise in the field by acting with ○ ( configuration ) infections Association Vice Chairman Co-Chairman of the Department of Health and Human Services" Public-private joint task force ' to configure , ' Homers central management task force ' with parallel operation - Government : Department of Health and Human Services ' central management task force Homers ' - 민간 : 대한감염학회 , 대한감염관리간호사회 , 대한병의료관련감염 관리학회 , 대한소아과학회 , 대한응급의학회 , 대한진단검사의학회 , 대한결핵및호흡기학회 등

    http://www.mw.go.kr/front_new/al/sal...ONT_SEQ=322742

  • #2
    I have updated the South Korea case list here.

    I believe the 58 year old lady who was diagnosed as a coronavirus MERS case after her death is case #25 above since the description most closely matches her age.

    I also believe the other death is the male, 71, shown as case #6 above.


    Our sincere condolences to all of the friends and families of those affected.

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    • #3
      The above cases still all appear via the Ministry of Health statements above to be connected to the health care facilities where the first few patients were sickened.

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      • #4
        (LEAD) South Korea reports first two MERS-related deaths

        2015/06/02 05:19


        SEOUL, June 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Tuesday, saying a suspected patient was confirmed to have the virus after death and another confirmed patient also died.

        The health ministry also reported six new cases of the viral disease, bringing the total to 25. The new cases included the country's first tertiary infections as two people were found to have contracted the virus from a secondarily-infected patient.


        http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/nati...000351315.html
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          I hope the WHO comes out soon with some clarification about "tertiary". According to the MoH report above all of the cases were infected "in the same ward" as a previous case.

          Also please see:

          South Korea - Media: Hospital where most coronavirus MERS cases were transmitted is closed - video tour - June 1, 2015

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          • #6
            Health | Mon Jun 1, 2015 5:01pm EDT Related: HEALTH, SOUTH KOREA

            South Korea reports first two deaths from MERS respiratory illness

            SEOUL
            REUTERS/TYRONE SIU

            South Korea on Tuesday reported the first two deaths from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that has affected 25 people in two weeks.

            A 58-year-old woman who had had contact with South Korea's first patient died of acute respiratory failure on Monday, the Health Ministry said. A 71-year-old man who had been on respiratory support with a history of kidney ailments also died.

            The ministry reported new confirmed cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to 25. South Korea now has the third highest number of cases after Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
            ...
            http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0OH1P120150601
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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            • #7

              Two MERS patients died
              June 02,2015
              ...
              The 58-year-old woman who died on Monday, or Patient No. 25, have been treated for difficulty in breathing due to her asthma since May 11 and had contact with the first patient from May 15 to May 17. The countermeasure headquarters added that the patient had underlying conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure and Cushing's syndrome, a hyperadrenocorticism due to prolonged exposure to steroid, which may have taken a toll after she caught MERS.
              ...
              Patient No. 6, who had contact with the first patient while he stayed at the same ward, tested positive for MERS on Thursday. The countermeasure headquarters also said the 71-year-old man had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and had one of his kidney removed due to cancer in 2011.
              ...
              The problem is the two new tertiary infected people, who are Patients Nos. 23 and 24.

              Patient No. 1 returned to Korea on May 4 and began to show symptoms on May 11, and he subsequently visited four different hospitals until he was correctly diagnosed with MERS.

              The two tertiary infected patients stayed in the same hospital room with Patient No. 16 at the fourth hospital visited by the first patient. Patient No. 16 contracted diseased from the first patient at the second hospital, where most of secondary infection occurred.

              Tertiary infection is considered a huge threat given that it usually means the disease was transmitted due to lax preventive measures and it suggests possible spread among people outside of quarantine coverage. The headquarters, however, said the two tertiary infections were made within medical facility, playing down possibility of spread among public.

              The four other new patients were found to have caught the disease from the first patient at the second hospital.


              BY KIM BONG-MOON [kim.bongmoon@joongang.co.kr]

              http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/...px?aid=3004881
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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              • #8
                (2nd LD) South Korea reports first two MERS-related deaths

                2015/06/02 07:46

                SEOUL/SEJONG, June 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported the country's first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Tuesday, saying a suspected patient was confirmed to have the virus after death and another confirmed patient died.

                The health ministry also reported six new cases of the viral disease, bringing the total to 25. The new cases included the country's first tertiary infections as two people were found to have contracted the virus from a secondarily infected patient.
                ...
                However, the confirmed tertiary transmission of the disease may warrant serious concerns as it now makes all 25 people who have been diagnosed with the disease a carrier.

                Previously, the government had only isolated some 70 people who had come in close contact with the first patient, maintaining that no tertiary transmission of the disease had ever been reported throughout the world.
                ...
                As of Monday morning, 682 people who have ever come in close contact with any of the patients were in isolation at state-designated facilities or their homes.
                ...
                http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/nati...00352315F.html
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #9
                  MERS fears peak in S. Korea on first 2 deaths

                  Xinhua, June 2, 2015

                  ...
                  A 58-year-old woman, who died Monday for acute incompletion of respiratory organ, was confirmed positive for the MERS Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
                  ...
                  The woman moved to a hospital in Gyeonggi Province from the hospital where a number of MERS infectees were identified. She was initially excluded from the quarantine list as she didn't share a room with the first patient.

                  The health authorities finally traced her at the Gyeonggi hospital on Sunday night, a day before she passed away. Then, the hospital began to put the woman and her medical staffs under quarantine and observation.
                  ...
                  The 71-year-old man passed away Tuesday. He could have been put under isolation on May 20 when the patient zero was tested positive, but he was belatedly isolated after being excluded from the quarantine list.
                  ...
                  Among the new cases were two tertiary infections, raising fears over an exponential increase in contagion.

                  Two males aged 73 and 78 each, who had close contact with the 16th infected man, 40, were tested positive.

                  The two tertiary infectees shared a room for three days from May 28 at the hospital where the 40-year-old man, who was infected from the first patient, was hospitalized before being confirmed positive for the MERS.

                  The 16th infectee was initially excluded from the government's isolation list, and was later tested positive for the viral disease after the health authorities conducted the broader epidemiological survey.
                  ...

                  http://www.china.org.cn/world/2015-0...t_35715545.htm
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela

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                  • #10
                    Posted : 2015-06-02 17:10
                    Updated : 2015-06-02 19:14

                    Scare causes school, kindergarten to close
                    ...
                    Out of the 23 patients, two were infected with the virus at a hospital where the 16th patient stayed.

                    This was the first infection to take place outside the first patient's hospital, raising concerns over a possible pandemic.

                    "Tertiary infections from other patients may rise, but this doesn't mean the public is in danger. All the confirmed patients are already in hospitals," Health Minister Moon Hyung-pyo said in a media briefing in Seoul.

                    Health officials said more than 750 people have been quarantined in their homes or medical facilities after coming into contact with patients. But the number is likely to snowball after the tertiary infection was confirmed.
                    ...

                    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news...16_180055.html
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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