Roundup: S.Korea reports 4 more MERS cases, 3 deaths under criticism

June 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: S.Korea reports 4 more MERS cases, 3 deaths under criticism 

SEOUL, June 16 — Four more cases of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea Tuesday, while three deaths were added among the confirmed cases, the health ministry said.

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South Korea MERS death toll climbs to 19

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on South Korea MERS death toll climbs to 19 

TOKYO, June 16 — The death toll from an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea has risen to 19, the country’s Health Ministry said Tuesday.

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China, U.S. develop new MERS treatment

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on China, U.S. develop new MERS treatment 

SHANGHAI, June 15 — Chinese and American scientists have jointly developed a new antibody targeting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which has killed 16 people and landed 150 others in hospital.

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Chinese tourists shun ROK due to MERS fear

June 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese tourists shun ROK due to MERS fear 

SHANGHAI/QINGDAO, June 10 — Despite no official travel warning from the government, Chinese travelers are feeling jittery over visits to the Republic of Korea (ROK) after nine people died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) there.

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Viet Nam monitors passenger arrivals from South Korea

June 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Viet Nam monitors passenger arrivals from South Korea 

HA NOI, June 10 — About 8,000 travelers from MERS-hit South Korea have visited Viet Nam since June 3, Ha Noi's Vice-Mayor Nguyen Van Suu was told at Noi Bai international airport Tuesday.

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S. Korea reports 13 more MERS infections, 2 deaths

June 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on S. Korea reports 13 more MERS infections, 2 deaths 

SEOUL, June 10 — South Korea reported 13 more infections with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), raising the total number to 108 while two deaths were added, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

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HK gov't considers to set up new health risk mechanism for travelers

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK gov't considers to set up new health risk mechanism for travelers 

HONG KONG, June 9 — Hong Kong's Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man on Tuesday said the government will consider implementing a new mechanism to notify travelers of health risks.

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Vietnam warns of MERS for overseas workers

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vietnam warns of MERS for overseas workers 

HANOI, June 9 — Vietnamese labors before traveling overseas will be informed and warned about the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, said the Department of Overseas Labor under Vietnam's Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs on Tuesday.

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HK issues travel alert on South Korea in light of MERS outbreak

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK issues travel alert on South Korea in light of MERS outbreak 

HONG KONG, June 9 — The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government on Tuesday issued a red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on South Korea in light of an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) there.

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Roundup: Vietnam launches action plan against MERS

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Vietnam launches action plan against MERS 

HO CHI MINH CITY, June 9 — Vietnam's Health Ministry on Monday stated that the country is at high risk of seeing the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) epidemic coming from abroad, and put forth three scenarios to prevent and combat it.

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