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South Korean Authorities and World Health Organization to Conduct Joint MERS Probe

by Bidita Debnath on  June 8, 2015 at 11:48 PM Respiratory Disease News   - G J E 4
The World Health Organization and South Korea will conduct a joint investigation into the rapid spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome for five days starting from Tuesday.
South Korean Authorities and World Health Organization to Conduct Joint MERS Probe
South Korean Authorities and World Health Organization to Conduct Joint MERS Probe
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South Korea's health ministry on Monday said the joint team will comprise 16 experts, who will discuss epidemiological investigations into confirmed cases and infection control.

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The team will visit hospitals where MERS infections were identified or quarantined patients are being kept and analyze the characteristics of the MERS corona virus in cooperation with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The joint investigation results will be released on Saturday, the ministry said.

The joint mission will be co-headed by Keiji Fukuda, WHO's assistant director-general for health security, and Lee Jong-koo, head of JW LEE Center for Global Medicine under Seoul National University's college of medicine.

As of Monday, MERS infections in South Korea surged to 87 as 23 new cases were identified and the toll reached six.

Source: IANS
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