Friday, May 29, 2015

Korean MERS Cluster Grows to 12

# 10,111

My thanks to Sharon Sanders of FluTrackers for picking up the official report on two additional MERS cases (#11 & #12) in Korea.

This from the Korean Department of Health & Human Services.

Add the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome 2 persons occur , the cumulative 12 people

- B among hospital inpatients two people tested positive confirmation Homers -

□ Department of Health and Human Services has today confirmed a positive test result Homers two additional cases who were released .

○ today identified two patients both B in hospitals 5.15 to 5.17 during the first days as patients hospitalized on the same ward with patients , conducted in accordance with the lasting fever is confirmed by the final positive Homers genetic testing , state-designated isolation wards It was transported .

These two patients were apparently in the same ward as the index case.  While we've seen large nosocomial outbreaks in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, this is the first time we've seen this sort of spread outside of the Middle East.

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