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  • ​South Korea identifies 24 MERS affected hospitals but only 6 have been identified among announced cases - June 6, 2015

    S. Korea identifies 24 MERS-affected hospitals

    2015/06/07 11:05

    SEOUL, June 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea identified all 24 hospitals affected by the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Sunday, saying it wanted to ensure the public's safety with transparent information.

    Acting Prime Minister Choi Kyung-hwan disclosed the names of the hospitals at a press conference. The government had earlier identified Pyeongtaek St. Mary's Hospital, in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, where the first MERS case was confirmed, and Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, one of whose doctors has been diagnosed with MERS and apparently contacted over 1,500 people.

    The full list included several more hospitals in Pyeongtaek and in the nation's capital.
    ...
    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/nati...01000315F.html


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    Translation Google

    [Breaking News] government, Homers public hospital patients occurred

    [JoongAng Ilbo], enter 06/07/2015 11:04

    Government Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS ? Homers) announced seven days chongryeok response system strengthening dimensional confirmed that the patient is released from hospital on the list. A medical patient occurs according to the Government, or via a total of 24 places, including St. Mary's Hospital in Pyeongtaek. The government has published a list of the day hospital is as follows:

    - St. Mary's Hospital in Pyeongtaek
    Samsung Seoul Hospital
    Seoul Asan Hospital
    - Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital
    - 365 Seoul Open Hospital
    - One councilor
    - Troll oknaegwa
    - Good Morning Hospital in Pyeongtaek
    - Pyeongtaek blue hospital
    - Pyeongtaek 365 United Rep.
    - Pyeongtaek philanthropy Senator
    - Pyeongtaek hub of Family Medicine, Yonsei
    - St. Vincent's Hospital
    - Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University Dongtan
    - Medicare Halls Rep
    - Bucheon St. Mary's Hospital
    - Gunpo family medicine clinics
    - South Korea Osan Hospital
    - Daecheon private hospitals
    - Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan
    - Asan Medical Center, Seoul
    - Konyang hospital
    - War hospital hall
    - Doi medicine Choi, Sun - Young

    http://joongang.joins.com/article/10...t%7Cgooglenews
    "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

  • #2
    This is really big news because only 6 hospitals have been identified for the 64 announced cases. link The hospitals have been referred to A,B,C,D,E,F. B is St. Mary's Hospital in Pyeongtaek. Hospital D is Samsung Seoul Hospital. These two hospitals represent the largest nosocomial clusters among the announced cases.

    If there are 24 total hospitals where coronavirus MERS cases have been confirmed then there are more cases to be announced.

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    • #3
      Kai Kupferschmidt is a science writer and is presently in South Korea:

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      • #4
        hat tip @MackayIM


        "Of the 24 hospitals, six have had confirmed cases of MERS, while 18 others had MERS patients pass through them." link


        This is a BIG DIFFERENCE than what other media have been reporting. "Pass through them" is not the same thing as "We're disclosing the hospitals where patients have been diagnosed with MERS" (from first post in thread).

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        • #5
          Posted : 2015-06-07 17:15
          Updated : 2015-06-07 22:21

          24 MERS-hit hospitals disclosed
          ...
          By Jung Min-ho

          The government Sunday revealed the names of 24 hospitals and clinics that have treated patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
          ...
          Pyeongtaek St. Mary's Hospital in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, where the nation's first and 36 other MERS cases have been confirmed, and Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, the source of 17 other patients, are among the hospitals highlighted in the list.

          Speaking at the government complex in Sejong City, Deputy Prime Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said, "From now on, everything about the development of the epidemic will be open to the public."

          He also said that he will strengthen cooperation with the international community through the World Health Organization.

          The list includes a total of 11 hospitals in Gyeonggi Province, seven in Seoul, three in South Chungcheong Province, two in Daejeon and one in North Jeolla Province.

          Of the 24 hospitals and clinics revealed by the government, 18 had treated patients suspected of having the virus, but they were then transferred to six other bigger facilities where they were confirmed as having MERS.

          ...

          http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news...16_180380.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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          • #6
            24 MERS-related hospitals disclosed in S. Korea after 14 infections added
            2015-06-07 17:18:36

            Excerpt on Daejeon Hospital:

            Three new cases came from the Pyeongtaek St. Mary's Hospital. The remaining one was the tertiary contagion, in which the new infectee contracted the virus from the 16th patient at the Konyang University Hospital in Daejeon, a city at the center of South Korea.
            Five people, including one death, have caught the MERS virus at the Daejeon hospital from the 16th patient who failed to confess that he had been hospitalized at the Pyeongtaek hospital before coming there.
            The Daejeon hospital has put under isolation 130 people, including 50 medical staffs, 22 students, 35 patients and 22 family members of the patients.
            http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20..._134304722.htm

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            • #7
              Ministry discloses full MERS hospital list
              ...
              June 08,2015
              ...
              Six of the 24 hospitals were where MERS patients tested positive for the disease, while the others had temporarily treated patients. Those six included Pyeongtaek St. Mary?s Hospital in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi; Samsung Medical Center in Seoul; 365 Open Clinic in Seoul; Dae Cheong Hospital in Daejeon; and Konyang University Hospital in Daejeon.

              ?We are disclosing the names of the hospitals where MERS patients tested positive in order to secure public safety,? acting Prime Minister and Finance Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said at a press briefing Sunday at the government complex in Sejong City. ?It is inevitable to restrict those hospitals given that the disease spreads within medical facilities.?
              ...

              Hospitals affected by MERS

              Hospitals with confirmed MERS cases


              Pyeongtaek St. Mary?s Hospital (Pyeongtaek)
              Samsung Medical Center (Seoul)
              365 Open Clinic (Seoul)
              Asan Seoul Clinic (Asan)
              Dae Cheong Hospital (Daejeon)
              Konyang University Hospital (Daejeon)

              Hospitals visited by possible MERS patients

              Asan Medical Center (Seoul)
              Hanaro Clinic (Seoul)
              Yoon Chang-ok Internal Medicine Clinic (Seoul)
              St. Mary?s Family Medicine Clinic (Seoul)
              Yeouido St. Mary?s Hospital (Seoul)
              Good Morning Hospital (Pyeongtaek)
              Pyeongtaek Blue Clinic (Pyeongtaek)
              365 Allied Clinic (Pyeongtaek)
              Good Samaritan Bagae Hospital (Pyeongtaek)
              Yonsei Herb Family Medicine Hospital (Pyeongtaek)
              Hallym University Medical Center (Hwaseong)
              Catholic University St. Vincent Hospital (Suwon)
              Medihols Hospital (Bucheon)
              Catholic University St. Mary?s Hospital (Bucheon)
              Osan Hankook Hospital (Osan)
              Dankook University Hospital (Cheonan)
              Daecheon 365 Allied Clinic (Boryeong)
              Choi Seon-yeong Internal Medicine Hospital (Sungchang)

              Source: Ministry of Health and Welfare


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              "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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