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Seoul confirms third MERS death

Fears of the deadly virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome only expanded Thursday as Seoul confirmed third death, five more cases, as well as a potential outbreak in the military. Health...

Updated : 2015.06.04 20:20

Avoiding ruptured eardrums in summer

Summer can be a vulnerable time for one’s ear health, as many problems can be triggered from swimming and loud outdoor concert music. According to South Korea’s Health Ministry, Koreans seek medic...

Updated : 2015.06.04 20:10

544 schools cancel classes over MERS

More than 500 schools have canceled classes to prevent the spread of a deadly virus that has killed two South Koreans, the Ministry of Education said Wednesday. As of 5 p.m., students and teachers h...

Updated : 2015.06.03 20:21

Government mobilizes special task force on MERS

President Park Geun-hye announced Wednesday the creation of a special task force consisting of civil medical experts to act as a control tower, while expanding the pan-governmental countermeasures he...

Updated : 2015.06.03 19:49

Government mobilizes special task force on MERS

President Park Geun-hye announced Wednesday the creation of a special task force consisting of civil medical experts to act as a control tower, while expanding the pan-governmental countermeasures he...

Updated : 2015.06.03 19:31

False tips on MERS spread in Korea

As the rapid spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome fuels worry in the country, misconceptions and urban myths have also sprung up around the disease that has claimed two lives and sickened 30 pe...

Updated : 2015.06.03 14:50

2 killed by MERS, 30 cases confirmed

Seoul on Wednesday confirmed two deaths from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while five more have been added to the list of infected patients in the country. As of Wednesday morning, the number of...

Updated : 2015.06.02 21:08

Seoul confirms 15th MERS case

By Claire Lee Seoul confirmed its 14th and 15th Middle East respiratory syndrome cases Sunday, surpassing Qatar as the country with the fourth most MERS cases in the world. The hospital where more t...

Updated : 2015.05.31 16:31

S. Korean patient with MERS in stable condition in China

A South Korean man who was confirmed to have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in China has remained in stable condition, according to Chinese officials and state media Sunday. Chinese health authori...

Updated : 2015.05.31 14:13

Seoul confirms 15th MERS case

Seoul confirmed its 14th and 15th Middle East respiratory syndrome cases Sunday, surpassing Qatar as the country with the fourth most MERS cases in the world. The hospital where more than 10 people a...

Updated : 2015.05.31 10:33

MERS fears grow as 13th case confirmed

South Korea reported one more confirmed case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Saturday, raising the total number of people infected with the disease to 13. The latest infected person is th...

Updated : 2015.05.30 12:46

MERS fears grow as 13th case confirmed

Chinese authorities on Friday confirmed that a South Korean traveler ― who was designated by authorities as a potential MERS patient ― had been infected with the virus, while two more cases were co...

Updated : 2015.05.29 19:05

Seoul confirms seventh MERS case

South Korea confirmed its sixth and seventh MERS cases Thursday, surpassing Iran as the country with the fifth-highest number of MERS cases in the world. The two newly confirmed cases are in a healt...

Updated : 2015.05.28 20:10

Food poisoning in spring

Food poisoning refers to infective or toxic conditions due to ingestion of foods contaminated with microorganisms, chemicals and natural toxins. More specifically, it refers to the ingestion of foods...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:59

Korea confirms third MERS case, 64 on watch

Seoul said Thursday that three people have been infected by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and 64 people, including health care workers and the patients’ families, are being monitored for po...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:18