Thursday, October 29, 2015

More On The Korean Respiratory Outbreak





I’ve looked around and finally found an English Language report on the unknown respiratory outbreak at Konkuk University I wrote about earlier this morning (see Korean University Research Center: Respiratory Outbreak Of Unknown Etiology).


This report is about 12 hours old, and so the case counts are less than today’s report (which is now 31 cases).


This from the Chosun Ilbo.


Mystery Virus Sweeps Konkuk University

A mysterious virus has infected 21 graduate students at Konkuk University's school of veterinary science in Seoul.

Health authorities have placed all 21 in quarantine and closed off the school building. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday said the victims started coming down with pneumonia last week, and a team of epidemiologists have been dispatched to the university.

According to the KCDC, those infected are master's and doctoral candidates who used the school's lab from Oct. 19 to 28. They are being treated in isolation at state-run hospitals.

The first four graduate students who showed symptoms were hospitalized at Konkuk University Medical Center and then transferred to the National Medical Center on Wednesday. All of them visited a cattle fair in Gyeonggi Province last week as well as an animal farm owned by the university in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province.

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