WHO to Hold Emergency Meeting Over MERS Outbreak

by on June 12, 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it would call an emergency meeting next week on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) as the death toll from the virus rises in South Korea.

South Korea has suffered the largest outbreak of the virus outside Saudi Arabia.

A 72-year-old woman became the latest fatality on Friday after being infected by a Mers patient at a hospital, the health ministry said, taking the death toll in the country to 11.

So far, 126 cases have been recorded in South Korea since May 20 when the first case surfaced.


Source: Straits Times

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