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South Korea confirms second case of MERS virus; third case possible

Filed in World Health News 5/21/15 at 5:32 pm     1265     Reuters

South Korean health officials have confirmed the country’s second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a patient who nursed her infected husband before he was diagnosed with the disease after a trip to Bahrain.

The woman is in stable condition. A 76-year-old man who shared the hospital room with the first confirmed patient had developed a high fever on Wednesday, a statement from the health ministry said.

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Notes and Image Credits:

Header Image: Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this highly-magnified, digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) reveals ultrastructural details at the site of interaction of numerous yellow-colored Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) viral particles that were on the surface of a Vero E6 cell, which had been colorized blue. Please see the Flickr link below for additional NIAID photomicrographs of MERS-CoV.