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South Korea Advised by WHO to Ban MERS Suspects from Traveling Overseas

by Bidita Debnath on  June 14, 2015 at 1:09 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
The World Health Organization's Assistant Director-General for Health Security, Keiji Fukuda advised South Korea to ban all people suspected of being infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) from traveling overseas.
South Korea Advised by WHO to Ban MERS Suspects from Traveling Overseas
South Korea Advised by WHO to Ban MERS Suspects from Traveling Overseas
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The announcement was made by Keiji Fukuda after ending a five-day epidemiological study of the MERS spread in South Korea.

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The country's MERS infections increased to 138 on Saturday as 12 more cases were detected. One more death was reported, bringing the total toll to 14 and the fatality rate to 10.1%.

The 16-member joint mission comprising experts from the WHO and South Korea, staged the joint study of confirmed cases and infection control from Tuesday.

Fukuda urged South Korea to completely figure out who had contact with the MERS infectees, to quarantine and monitor all the potential carriers of the corona virus, and to completely carry out infection prevention and control in all medical facilities.

Source: IANS
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