South Korean health authorities declared an official end to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, more than seven months after the first patient was found on May 20.
A 68-year-old South Korean man visited a small clinic in his hometown Asan, south of capital Seoul, as he coughed and had fever. Doctors might have diagnosed him with a simple flu or pneumonia, but he was referred to a bigger hospital to seek better medical services, then he went to Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, one of the country's biggest hospitals in which he was confirmed to have been the index case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and dozens more were infected later.
Visitors from South Korea to Vietnam after Aug. 15 will be exempted from MERS-CoV health declaration, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.
South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday declared the de-facto end of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak as all MERS suspects were freed from quarantine amid no reports of new contagion cases for more than three weeks.
South Korea reported no new case of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) for 10 straight days Wednesday, indicating the end of the MERS crisis nearing, the health ministry said.
Job creation in South Korea slowed down last month on the aftermath of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a government report showed Wednesday.
News Analysis: MERS-hit S. Korean economy to recover in H2 on fiscal, monetary stimulus
South Korea's central bank on Thursday kept its policy rate on hold at an all-time low of 1.5 percent after lowering it by a quarter percentage point the prior month to counter flagging domestic demand caused by the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
The number of deaths with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) increased to 35 in South Korean on Wednesday as one more death was added, the health ministry said.
No case of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported in South Korea Tuesday for two straight days, with no death being identified for one week, the health ministry said.
No case of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported in South Korea on Monday, while no death was added for six straight days, the health ministry said.
One more case of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was added in South Korea Thursday, marking the first case in five days, the health ministry said.
No new case of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was reported in South Korea for three days in a row, with one more death being added, the health ministry said Tuesday.
Confidence among South Korean consumers dropped to the lowest in two and a half years as the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) discouraged consumers from spending money, central bank data showed Thursday.
Infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea increased to 179 Wednesday as four more cases were added, the health ministry said.
Cambodia has been tightening health checks at international airports and major border checkpoints after its neighbouring Thailand found the first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) last week.
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong offered a public apology Tuesday for the massive outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) at Samsung Medical Center, affiliated with the country's largest conglomerate Samsung Group.
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