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1 MERS case reported

May 27, 2015

The Department of Health is monitoring a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome case in Korea, involving a doctor who had contact with the index case confirmed earlier.


This is the fifth case in Korea.


The department said the cluster shows human-to-human transmission of MERS Coronavirus in healthcare settings and among close contacts can occur.


The World Health Organisation has warned the public and the healthcare sector to strictly adhere to basic infection control and prevention measures.

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