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Jun 23, 2015

Jun 23, 2015
Baby feet

Korea reports 3 more cases, healthy birth after MERS

Korea now has 175 cases, and US experts publish recommendations for US readiness.

Jun 22, 2015

Jun 22, 2015
Thermometer

Trickle of new cases lifts South Korea MERS total to 172

Also, the WHO said an Omani man hospitalized with MERS in Thailand had symptoms before he left Oman.

Jun 19, 2015

Jun 19, 2015
Vital signs monitor

MERS pace slows in Korea; more under Thai monitoring

Korea reports a new case and new death, and 85 are being monitored in Thailand.

Jun 18, 2015

Jun 18, 2015
Bangkok airport

Thailand reports first MERS case; South Korea adds 3

The Thai case involves an elderly traveler to Oman, and Korea's total reaches 165.

Jun 17, 2015

Jun 17, 2015
WHO headquarters

WHO panel rules no MERS emergency as Korea notes more cases

At its 9th meeting, the emergency committee says MERS does not constitute an emergency situation.

Jun 16, 2015

Jun 16, 2015
Holding patient's hands

Four more MERS cases lift South Korea's total to 154

Three of the new cases are linked to a Seoul hospital that has ties to almost half the nation's total.

Jun 15, 2015

Jun 15, 2015
South Korean schoolchildren

Korean schools reopen as MERS cases reach 150

Most schools shuttered in the wake of the outbreak reopen, as the country reports 12 more cases to reach 150.

Jun 13, 2015

Jun 13, 2015
Keiji Fukuda WHO

Joint MERS mission finds control lapses in complex outbreak

The team makes several infection control recommendations as Korea reports 12 new cases.

Jun 12, 2015

Jun 12, 2015
Hospital waiting room

South Korea MERS outbreak shows signs of slowing

Four new infections push the outbreak total to 126 cases as the WHO plans an emergency meeting.

Jun 11, 2015

Jun 11, 2015
Seoul skyline

Korea MERS cluster at 122 amid alert over community spread

Officials confirm 14 new cases amid worries about spread of the virus outside of hospitals.

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