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S. Korea - Media report: one more MERS death - July 10, 2015

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  • S. Korea - Media report: one more MERS death - July 10, 2015

    SEJONG, July 10 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported one more person dying of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Friday, bringing the death toll to 36, despite no new cases of the potentially deadly disease over the past five days.
    The latest victim, who had suffered from lung cancer, died while undergoing treatment at the Boramae Medical Center in Seoul, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said. The total number of people diagnosed with MERS in South Korea remained unchanged at 186.
    Ministry officials said the country may be able to declare an end to the MERS outbreak if it continues to see no new infections.
    However, over 560 people still remain in isolation as suspected cases following possible exposure to the MERS coronavirus.
    Since the country reported its first case on May 20, nearly 16,700 people have been in isolation for possible infections. So far, 16,102 of them have been released after showing no symptoms of MERS for more than the known maximum incubation period of 14 days for the disease.
    Out of those diagnosed, 125 have been discharged from hospitals following complete