quinta-feira, 4 de junho de 2015

New epidemic spreads fear in Korea

South Korea has five new confirmed cases of the respiratory syndrome of the Middle East, known by the acronym MERS.

The epidemic started in the country two weeks ago and already infected 30 people. The disease, first identified two years ago, has a mortality rate higher than SARS, he met a strong epidemic in early 2000.

"MERS is dangerous. If you don't take precautions, can catch the disease, so use this mask. I hope to get it soon. The South Korean Government has to act, "says a resident of Seoul.

Two people died in the country, victims of MERS. The fear of repetition of the 2002 and 2003 epidemic took some measures, such as closing schools during a week, especially in the area of the capital, Seoul, where the first death occurred on Monday.

More than 200 schools closed in South Korea, as more cases of #MERS infection confirmed http://t.co/qb48RqQAPI pic.twitter.com/0z21C8spzX

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