South Korean man infected by MERS virus, first case in 3 years

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Barbara Klein, South Korean health officials are on heightened alert. NPR's Shannon, van Sant reports a sixty. One year old man has been diagnosed with Middle East respiratory syndrome virus or murders potentially deadly disease. The man had returned to South Korea on Friday after traveling to Kuwait for several weeks and headed straight to the hospital from the airport suffering from diarrhoea. His diagnosis is the first case of the merge virus in South Korea and more than free years. The grease centers for disease control and prevention said twenty people. The man had contact with including flight attendants, and medical staff had been put under isolation and are at home. All flights to South Korea from the Middle East have also been quarantined the merge virus is believed to have originated in camels transmission between humans is rare, but in twenty

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