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Update on latest MERS situation (2)

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

     According to the health authority of Korea, the twelfth case is a male aged 49 who is the spouse of the eleventh case. He visited in the same hospital ward to which the first case was admitted from May 15 to 17.

     "We will maintain close communication with the World Health Organization and the health authority of Korea. Members of the public and the health-care 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 11:53


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