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Update on latest MERS situation

     The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (June 3) closely monitoring five additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) reported by Korea.
     According to the health authority of Korea, they include four in-patients in the same hospital ward as the first case from May 15 to 17 or their family members, and one in-patient at another hospital in the same ward as another confirmed case from May 22 to 28.

     To date, 29 MERS cases have been reported by Korea. In addition, another case was exported from Korea to Mainland China.

     "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/Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Issued at HKT 11:03


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