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Korea reports first MERS deaths to growing public alarm

03-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Tuesday reported its first deaths from the MERS virus, following the largest outbreak outside the Middle East that has infected 25 people and triggered [...]
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HK to scrutinise passengers from Seoul for Mers

03-Jun-2015 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong health authorities will step up surveillance on visitors arriving from Seoul with flu-like symptoms after their South Korean counterparts failed to release a list [...]
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More than 680 in Korea isolated over MERS virus fears

More than 680 in Korea isolated over MERS virus fears

03-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country’s first two deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as it fights to contain the spread of the virus that has killed [...]
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Hermes Birkin Bag Sells for Record $222000 at Auction in HK

03-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

An Hermes Birkin bag with diamonds set a record for the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction, bringing 1.72 million Hong Kong dollars ($221,846). According to the Wall [...]
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S.Korea announces first two MERS deaths: Yonhap

S.Korea announces first two MERS deaths: Yonhap

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 8:27 AM

South Korea’s health ministry confirmed Tuesday that two people have died from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the country’s first fatalities from the [...]
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China confirms ’77 people had contact with MERS patient’

China confirms ’77 people had contact with MERS patient’

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 8:18 AM

China is searching for 13 people who came into contact with the first person to enter the country with the MERS virus, health officials said, adding that 64 had already been [...]
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Korean health chief apologises over MERS outbreak

Korean health chief apologises over MERS outbreak

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s health minister apologised on Sunday for failing to halt an outbreak of the MERS virus, vowing “utmost efforts” to curb the disease’s [...]
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Korean president scolds health officials over MERS scare

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye scolded health officials on Monday over their “insufficient” response to an outbreak of the MERS virus, as the number of [...]
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Total of 77 people had contact with MERS patient: China

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Medicalxpress | 6:00 AM

China is searching for 13 people who came into contact with the first person to enter the country with the MERS virus, health officials said, adding that 64 had already been [...]
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Beijing public smoking ban begins

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Public smoking in China’s capital, Beijing, is now banned after the introduction of a new law. China has over 300 million smokers and over a million Chinese people die [...]
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Taipei suspected MERS case tests negative

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A 34-year-old Taiwanese man suspected of having the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), who traveled to Dubai and Vietnam earlier this month, has [...]
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Korean soldier tests negative for MERS virus

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Arirang | 6:00 AM

Korea’s health and defense ministries confirmed late Sunday that a soldier who was suspected of being infected with MERS has tested negative for the virus. The soldier [...]
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News Analysis: MERS fears spread from Korea to China on carelessness, insufficient government response

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Fears of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have spread from South Korea to China on a combination of carelessness among individuals and medical staff, as [...]
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HK Quarantines 18 Over MERS Fears

02-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong authorities quarantined 18 fellow passengers of a South Korean man who arrived in the city infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS. The Chinese [...]
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Mers virus: China tracking nearly 200 for possible infections

01-Jun-2015 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

China is trying to track down at least 193 people who may have come in contact with a man with Mers, the country’s first confirmed case of the virus. The alert came as [...]
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