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MERS deaths confirmed in South Korea

Mers cornavirus particles.
Mers cornavirus particles. Image by NIAID / CC BY-SA 2.0

South Korea confirmed the deaths of two people on Wednesday morning from MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) while the number of confirmed cases in the country has now grown to 30. An elementary school has been closed temporarily as it was close to the hospital where one of the deceased patients was, and there are plans to close around another 20 schools in the region to prevent further spread of infection. Read more: koreaherald.com