News & Perspective

Jun 08, 2015

Jun 08, 2015
Korean woman with mask

Korean MERS outbreak total spikes to 87

Many of the newest cases represent third-tier illnesses detected at additional hospitals. Korea has named 24 involved hospitals.

Jun 05, 2015

Jun 05, 2015
South Korea map

Key hospital named in Korean MERS cluster; WHO plans mission

The hospital is in Pyeongtaek, near Seoul, and Keiji Fukuda will lead the WHO mission.

Jun 04, 2015

Jun 04, 2015
Rushing patient through hospital

Six cases boost South Korea's MERS total to 41

South Korea reported 6 more MERS cases today, 2 fatal, raising the total to 41.

Jun 03, 2015

Jun 03, 2015
ICU patient

Five more South Korean MERS cases lift total to 35

The WHO said little is known about virus spread in the outbreak but noted transmission is more common in health settings.

Jun 02, 2015

Jun 02, 2015
Korean flag and doctor

As Korean MERS cases grow, experts analyze patterns

Korean cases reach 30, but experts say the outbreak does not differ much from earlier Saudi ones.

Jun 01, 2015

Jun 01, 2015
Healthcare worker

Korean MERS total surges to 25 cases, 2 deaths

Thirteen new MERS cases were reported in South Korea, all with hospital links to the country's first case.

May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015
Hospital room

China has first MERS case as Korean cluster grows further

China's case involves a traveler from South Korea, part of a now 12-case cluster.

May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

South Korean MERS cluster grows; Saudi Arabia reports case

A business traveler related to 2 South Korean patients is in isolation in China after traveling through Hong Kong.

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015
Korean doctors

South Korea, Saudi Arabia confirm more MERS cases

South Korea has 2 more MERS cases—5 total—and Saudi Arabia reports 4 new infections.

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