South Korea MERS outbreak: 7 dead; 2,800 quarantined

South Korea MERS outbreak: 7 dead; 2,800 quarantined
# 10 June 2015 03:22 (UTC +04:00)

The nation has been struck by the largest outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outside Saudi Arabia, where the virus was discovered.

And the number of cases grows every day. On Tuesday, South Korea reported that a seventh person had died from MERS and another eight had contracted the virus, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 95.

More than 2,800 people remain quarantined, either at home or in health facilities. More than 2,000 schools remain closed.

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