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Korea reports sixth MERS death, surge in infections

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

South Korea recorded its sixth death and biggest single day jump in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infections on Monday, with 23 new cases in the largest outbreak of [...]
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Koreans told to be alert even as first two Mers patients go home

09-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Ms Susie Kim had a bit of a shock yesterday morning when her mobile phone suddenly emitted the sound of a siren. She checked her phone and found that it was to alert her to [...]
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5th person dies of MERS virus in Korea

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

A fifth person in South Korea has died of the MERS virus, as the government announced Sunday that it was strengthening measures to stem the spread of the disease and public [...]
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S. Korea vows ‘all-out’ effort to curb growing MERS outbreak

S. Korea vows ‘all-out’ effort to curb growing MERS outbreak

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

South Korea reported its fifth death from MERS as the government on Sunday vowed “all-out” measures to curb the outbreak that was threatening to spread [...]
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MERS outbreak: 2300-plus quarantined; 1800 schools closed in Korea

09-Jun-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Fears of MERS in South Korea are growing by the day, with more than 2,300 people quarantined as the country grapples with the outbreak. More than 1,800 schools will be closed [...]
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World health group to help Korea contain disease

08-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Washington Examiner | 6:00 AM

The World Health Organization will help South Korea contain an outbreak of the deadly Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome. A team of experts in virology, epidemiology and [...]
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Korea reports nine new MERS cases, one recovers and leaves hospital

08-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s health ministry reported on Saturday nine more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) raising the total to 50 but said one patient had recovered [...]
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Koreans squabble about MERS as more cases appear

06-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean authorities squabbled on Friday over their handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as a fourth person died and five new cases were [...]
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S. Korea reports fourth death from MERS outbreak

S. Korea reports fourth death from MERS outbreak

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

South Korea Friday reported its fourth death from an outbreak of the MERS virus that has infected dozens of people, seen hundreds of schools closed and caused thousands to [...]
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More reason for calm than panic in Korea’s MERS scare

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

Sales of surgical masks surge amid fears of a deadly, poorly understood virus. Airlines announce “intensified sanitising operations.” More than 900 schools close [...]
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Korea tries to calm growing anxiety about MERS

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

For more on Korea’s response to the MERS outbreak and for the low down on the precautions you can take to protect yourself, we turn to our Connie Kim in studio. Connie, [...]
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VIETNAM PRESS-Vietnam steps up MERS prevention – Vietnam News

06-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Daily Mail | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has required all passengers arriving from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)-affected regions to declare their health status and go through thermal camera [...]
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Fresh cases, 700 schools closed in Korea MERS outbreak

Fresh cases, 700 schools closed in Korea MERS outbreak

05-Jun-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 7:05 AM

Hundreds more schools closed on Thursday inSouth Koreaas officials struggled to ease growing panic over an outbreak of the MERS virus that has infected 35 people, killed two [...]
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Alarm spreads as Korea reports more MERS cases

05-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Alarm over an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea spread on Thursday with North Korea calling for border checks while hundreds more schools [...]
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Crippling disease: Pakistan, Afghanistan to put up joint fight

05-Jun-2015 Intellasia | Tribune | 6:00 AM

Pakistan and Afghanistan have joined hands to strive for a polio-free South Asia. Both countries will collaborate to develop a joint action plan to strengthen immunisation [...]
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