Although a somewhat cryptic machine translation, we've an announcement from the Korean Health & Human Welfare department of three more positive MERS cases.
Date 2015-06-01 [ Last Updated: 2015-06-01 ]
Hwangsangcheol personnel department of the central administration Homers Headquarters
Middle East respiratory syndrome caused additional patients in three, cumulative 18 people
- B 2 Hospital inpatient , inpatient another family three people , including one confirmed positive -
□ The Ministry of Health and Welfare Mon., June 1st , the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ( Homers ) was released three additional cases of confirmed positive test result .
○ today identified three patients with end- all of which are confirmed positive in around 5.15 to 5.17 days in hospital as a patient or family to the ward , such as the first patient , Homers genetic test conducted in accordance with symptoms such as fever continues in hospital B , Sound pressure was transferred to the isolation beds.
As if the story weren't convoluted enough, there is also an unconfirmed media report (see FluTrackers South Korea - Media report: Confirmed coronavirus MERS case rode on a bus for 1.5 hours while symptomatic - June 1, 2015) that - if true - could have resulted in additional exposures to the virus outside of the hospital.
Hopefully we'll get an English language report that will help clarify this story.
Thus far we've not seen any community acquired cases of MERS in Korea, Hong Kong, or Mainland China. The next couple of weeks will be crucial in determining whether that status can be maintained.