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Korea reports 3 new MERS cases

June 21, 2015

The Centre for Health Protection is monitoring three additional Middle East Respiratory Syndrome cases reported by Korea.


According to Korea's health authority, two of the patients had had contact with confirmed cases and one had visited a healthcare facility.


To date, Korea has confirmed 168 MERS cases, and another was exported from Korea to Mainland China.


The centre urges people to pay special attention to their safety when travelling, and to consider the health risks of the places they visit. 


The centre is staying in close contact with the World Health Organisation and Korean health authorities.