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Media Report: Samsung Hospital also fear caused by the explosion two cases of community-acquired MERS

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  • Media Report: Samsung Hospital also fear caused by the explosion two cases of community-acquired MERS

    June 5, 2015
    (Central News Agency in Seoul on the 5th Dow Jones reported) Yonhap reported that Seoul Samsung Hospital, appears in two cases in the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) confirmed cases, while the number of objects along that needs to be monitored up to 600 people, in Seoul population of millions, triggering MERS virus may spread to the concerns of the community. According to South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOH) today news today, the new five MERS diagnosed patients, 41 patients (female, 70 years old) or last month on the 27th at Samsung Seoul Hospital emergency room in the first 14 patients after contact. And the day before, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 35 patients (38 years old), Seoul Samsung Hospital doctors. Epidemiological findings Korean health authorities show that the first 35 patients and 41 patients were contacted for the same day in the same place with the same patients and infected with the virus. Up to now, the Seoul Samsung Hospital appeared two confirmed cases, the object needs to be monitored and followed up to 600 people.


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    But on May 28, a patient who had been in another room on the same floor tested positive for MERS, leading officials to expand their quarantine efforts to everyone who had been on that floor. By then, two patients from that floor had moved to different hospitals, where they infected at least six people, according to the government.

    One of the two, a 35-year-old man, rode a bus to Seoul, where he checked into a hospital on May 27. That hospital has not been formally identified, but officials have privately confirmed news reports that it was the Samsung Medical Center, one of the country?s largest hospitals.

    Mr. Moon, the health minister, criticized Seoul?s mayor on Friday for disclosing that the doctor infected at Samsung Medical Center had attended a gathering of more than 1,500 people in southern Seoul the day before going into quarantine. The mayor, Park Won-soon, made that announcement on Thursday, criticizing the central government for not having publicized it earlier.