Medindia

X

South Korea Did Not Officially Declare an End to the MERS Outbreak

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  October 31, 2015 at 12:24 AM Respiratory Disease News   - G J E 4
South Korean authorities on Thursday, October 29, 2015, decided not to formally declare an end to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak despite almost no risk of more infections in the country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had originally planned to make the public announcement on Thursday, 28 days after the last patient held in quarantine tested negative for MERS.
 South Korea Did Not Officially Declare an End to the MERS Outbreak
South Korea Did Not Officially Declare an End to the MERS Outbreak
Advertisement

The person was discharged from the hospital on October 1, 2015, after showing no signs of the MERS virus. The same person, however, was re-admitted to a quarantine ward of a state-run hospital on October 10, 2015, after coming down with a fever, with doctors confirming the existence of the MERS virus in his system two days later.

Advertisement
After the very first case was confirmed on May 20, 2015, a total of 186 people contracted the potentially deadly virus, with 37 deaths taking place in the country. The government, meanwhile, declared on July 28, 2015, that the MERS outbreak has effectively been overcome and that people should not be overly concerned about the disease.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All