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South Korean tourists: Deadly MERS virus confirmed

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South Korean travelers or tourists in China were diagnosed with MERS.

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South Korean travelers or tourists in China were diagnosed with MERS.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries, including the United States. Most people infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Many of them have died.

According to a statement received by the WHO World Health Organization, no screening is necessary for passengers to South Korea. No travel or trade restrictions in South Korea are recommended.

Currently the illness is spreading in:

Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Qatar
Oman
Jordan
Kuwait
Yemen
Lebanon
Iran

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