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Update on latest MERS situation

     The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (May 30) closely monitoring two additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) reported by Korea.

     According to the health authority of Korea, the 10th and 11th cases were in-patients hospitalised from May 15 to 17 in the same ward to which the first case was admitted.

     "We will maintain close communication with the World Health Organization and the health authority of Korea. Members of the public and the healthcare sector should heighten vigilance and stay alert to the latest situation," a spokesman for the CHP said.

Ends/Saturday, May 30, 2015
Issued at HKT 00:10


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