MERS cases continue to rise in South Korea.
MERS cases continue to rise in South Korea.

Two more people in South Korea were confirmed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the country up to seven. The first case was confirmed in a man who had travelled back to Korea from the Middle East. The newest cases include an elderly man who had shared a hospital room with the initial patient, as well as a nurse from the same hospital. All of the patients are currently in quarantine in South Korean hospitals. MERS is spread through close direct contact and has a high risk of death. Read more: koreaherald.com

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