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South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak

Jul 28, 2015 - 7:43 AM

UPDATED South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo Ahn: I ask the public to shake off all concerns over MERS and to resume normal daily activities including economic cultural leisure and school activities

ISOLATION. A member of a medical team wearing protective clothing treating a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient in a room on an isolation ward at Seoul Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, June 10, 2015. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Normality returns to hospital at center of Korea MERS crisis

Jul 20, 2015 - 11:59 AM

The past two weeks have seen no new reported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS

EPICENTER. A general view shows South Korea's largest hospital, the Samsung Seoul Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, June 15, 2015. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

South Korean hospitals suspend services as MERS outbreak spreads

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:04 PM

The new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome include two who were in the same hospital ward as other patients with the potentially deadly virus

OFF LIMITS. Medical workers deny outpatients entry to a hospital in the city of Gangneung, Gangwon Province, South Korea, June 24, 2015, after a nurse at the hospital tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Yonhap/EPA

Samsung heir apologizes over South Korea MERS outbreak

Jun 23, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul one of the country s top hospitals accounts for about half of all 175 confirmed cases of MERS in South Korea the largest outbreak of the disease outside Saudi Arabia

EPICENTER. A general view shows South Korea's largest hospital, the Samsung Seoul Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, June 15, 2015. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

South Korea reports 20th MERS death

Jun 17, 2015 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED Criticism grows over authorities ability to contain the outbreak with alarming reports of new cases slipping through a quarantine that already affects thousands

EPICENTER. A general view shows South Korea's largest hospital, the Samsung Seoul Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, June 15, 2015. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

South Korea reports 3 MERS deaths as new cases fall

Jun 16, 2015 - 9:50 AM

UPDATED The number of new cases has been gradually declining from 12 on Friday June 12 to 4 on Tuesday sparking hopes that the outbreak might be showing early signs of easing

ALERT. Employees wearing protective facial masks stand guard in front of a closed emergency room, at Seoul Boramae Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, June 15, 2015. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

South Korea reports 16th MERS death, 5 new cases

Jun 15, 2015 - 1:52 PM

The total number of cases – including the 16 deaths – rises to 150 South Korea s health ministry says adding 17 patients are in unstable condition

Two women wearing face masks sit on a street in Seoul on June 14, 2015. Ed Jones/AFP

South Korea reports 15th MERS death, 7 new cases

Jun 14, 2015 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED The overall number of people across the nation who came into contact with patients and were put under quarantine rises to 4 856

FOR SAFETY. Foreign tourists wearing face masks arrive at Incheon airport, west of Seoul, South Korea, 12 June 2015, as South Korea is gripped by increasing cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Yonhap/EPA

South Korean MERS cases rise to 122

Jun 11, 2015 - 9:34 AM

The number of fatalities remain at 9 with no new deaths in the last 24 hours the health ministry says

ISOLATION. A member of a medical team wearing protective clothing treating a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient in a room on an isolation ward at Seoul Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, June 10, 2015. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA