MEDICAL SITUATION ALERT: Mers-cov in South Korea
 
MEDICAL SITUATION ALERT: MERS-COV IN SOUTH KOREA 4 June 2015
 
A growing number of cases in South Korea and a single traveller into China have caused concerns for public health. However, until now there has been no indication that the virus is spreading in the general community. So far all cases are linked to direct contact with those already infected.
 
In South Korea - The South Korean Ministry of Health has confirmed over 20 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), two of which have died. News sources have reported that more than 600 people who had direct contact with these patients are quarantined at home, or in designated facilities. They are being monitored for signs of infection.

In China - One person  has been hospitalised and is in isolation in Huizhou, Guangdong where he tested positive for MERS-CoV.

At the moment there are no restrictions on travel but we will be sure to provide you with any updates as we receive them.

As a precaution; good hygiene measures can help prevent respiratory illnesses:

• Wash your hands frequently.
• Avoid touching your face.
• Keep some distance from people who are coughing, sneezing or appear sick.
Others: