Click to Translate to English Click to Translate to French  Click to Translate to Spanish  Click to Translate to German  Click to Translate to Italian  Click to Translate to Japanese  Click to Translate to Chinese Simplified  Click to Translate to Korean  Click to Translate to Arabic  Click to Translate to Russian  Click to Translate to Portuguese


Forum Home Forum Home > Disease / Flu Tracking > MERS Coronavirus
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - New MERS case surfaces in Republic of Korea
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Online Discussion: Tracking new emerging diseases and the next pandemic

New MERS case surfaces in Republic of Korea

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
arirish View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: June 19 2013
Location: Arkansas
Status: Offline
Points: 38530
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote arirish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: New MERS case surfaces in Republic of Korea
    Posted: October 28 2015 at 1:56pm
New MERS case surfaces in Republic of Korea

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Sunday that a new case of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been found in the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

Across the country, there have been 186 cases of MERS-CoV during this outbreak, 36 of which have resulted in fatalities.

The International Health Regulations Focal Point for the country has provided additional information on this case, a 35-year-old patient who was admitted into a hospital with a fever and a positive MERS result on Oct. 11.

The patient was previously hospitalized for this condition after testing positive for the virus in June 2015. The patient was discharged Oct. 3 after two negative test results.

The WHO recommends that member states continue surveillance of respiratory infections and that they report any unusual patterns. They do not recommend that special procedures be established at points of entry or restrictions on trade and travel.

Those with compromised immune systems and those with chronic lung disease, renal failure and diabetes are thought to be at higher risk of contracting the illness.

MERS symptoms include fever, shortness of breath and coughing. Severe complications, including kidney failure and pneumonia, have been reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preparedness states that approximately three to four out of every 10 cases result in fatalities.

http://bioprepwatch.com/stories/510645431-new-mers-case-surfaces-in-republic-of-korea
Buy more ammo!
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down