28 Oct '15, 3pm

61 people isolated in South Korea after recovered #MERS patient infected again

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A total of 61 people have been isolated after South Korea's last Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) patient, who had been recovering from the disease after being discharged on Oct 3, was rehospitalised and tested positive again for the virus. The quarantined individuals include the patient's family members, hospital patients and their guardians and medical professionals. However, the chance of them being infected by the virus from the infected patient is "very low," according to medical professionals and the government. "It seems like a very small amount of the virus particles that had been incubating inside the patient's body has been detected," said Dr Kim Ik Joong from the Seoul National University Hospital. Following the Health Ministry's announcement, a local news outlet accused the Samsung Medical Centre (SMC), where ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/61-people-isol...

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