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  • S. Korea - Media reports 15th MERS death

    S. Korea reports 15th MERS
    death, seven new cases

    Jung Ha-Won, Agence France-Presse, Seoul | World | Sun, June 14 2015, 4:11 PM

    South Korea reported Sunday its 15th death from the MERS virus as the growing outbreak that has infected 145 forced one of the nation's biggest hospitals to suspend most services.

    The latest fatality from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was a 62-year-old man who died Sunday afternoon in the southern port city of Busan, the city council said.

    He was diagnosed on June 7 after being infected in Samsung Medical Center in Seoul -- a major hospital and the epicenter of more than 70 cases.
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    Please see: South Korea - Media Report - Busan: 2 Confirmed Cases

    Originally posted by Commonground View Post
    [I have not been able to confirm this at the Busan Health Website]:
    June 9, 2015

    One of the 23 newly confirmed patients, Patient No. 81 was found to have tested positive for MERS after traveling to his home in Busan. The 61-year-old had reportedly taken care of one of his relatives at Samsung Medical Center from May 26 and came back to Busan on June 1 via a KTX train. The relative’s son, who stayed with Patient No. 81 and his father, also returned to his home in Bucheon, Gyeonggi, and tested positive in an initial test.