After EBOLA, Another Deadly Disease Hits Global Community, South Korea Suffers MERS Virus, Several Deaths Reported

After battling with the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa with thousands of deaths reported, another deadly virus has showing its face in South Korea.

According to the VOA online news outlet, South Korean health officials on Sunday reported 14 more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, bringing the total in the country's outbreak to 64, and said a fifth person infected with the virus had died.

South Korea's outbreak of the often-deadly MERS virus, first reported May 20, is the largest outside the Middle East, prompting public fear and questions over the government's initial response.

The patient who died was a 75-year-old man who had been in the same Seoul hospital emergency room where a total of 17 people, including two medical staff, are believed to have been infected with MERS, South Korea's health ministry said. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

 

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