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Fourth MERS case confirmed in South Korea

South Korea confirms fourth MERS case.
South Korea confirms fourth MERS case. Image by Valentin Janiaut / CC BY 2.0

A South Korean woman has been confirmed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, marking the fourth case of the virus in the country. The first three cases were confirmed last week, after a man contracted the disease while travelling to the Middle East in April. The other three patients all had contact with him, including his wife. The newest patient is the daughter of the first patient and has been listed in stable condition. Because of its high fatality rate, MERS is said to spread only through direct contact. Read more: koreaherald.com