MERS outbreak in Koreaadmin
The latest MERS outbreak happened last month when a traveler, who was infected, returned to Korea after visiting Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He went to four hospitals before he was officially diagnosed on May 20. 154 had been affected in South Korea, and 19 had died. The government was originally hesitant with its response but soon after used major quarantine measures.
More than 2,000 schools and universities shut down temporarily Health authorities have isolated those, who have had contact for 14 days. Though this may be exaggerated, this is the right precaution for preventing the spread of this disease. Although it has been spread rapidly, South Korea’s fatality rate is about 10%, which is much lower than 40% in Saudi Arabia.