Thursday, June 04, 2015

Korea: MERS Positive Doctor Attended `Large Scale Events' While Symptomatic

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Sometimes, there are simply no words . . . .

(note: emphasis mine)
MERS-infected doctor contacted over 1,000 people: gov't 


SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) -- A medical doctor in Seoul came into contact with more than 1,000 citizens while infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the city government said Thursday, sparking concerns of the further spread of the deadly virus. 

The doctor, who works for a large general hospital in the capital city, attended large-scale events this week, even after he was ordered into quarantine for showing suspected symptoms, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

Earlier in the day, he was confirmed as the country's 35th MERS patient, the municipal government said, adding he came into contact with the country's 14th MERS patient at the hospital where he works.

You'll find another English language version of this story in the Korea Herald:

Doctor exposed more than 1,000 Seoul residents to MERS

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