South Korea reports 12 new MERS cases, sum now 138; one some-more death | Reuters

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SEOUL South Korea’s health method on Saturday reported 12 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing a sum to 138, and pronounced a 14th chairman had died in a outbreak.

The 12 new cases, including an ambulance motorist who ecstatic a prior patient, follow 4 that were reported on Friday. The reduce series had lifted hopes that a conflict competence be slowing, nonetheless officials and experts likely there would be some-more new cases.

A 67-year-old lady who engaged a MERS pathogen from an existent studious became a 14th chairman to die in a outbreak, a method said. All fatalities have been among aged patients or those who had been pang critical existent ailments.

The box of a ambulance motorist was traced to a singular prior studious who was being ecstatic final week and who has given died, a method said.

The conflict is a largest outward Saudi Arabia, where a illness was initial identified in humans in 2012, and has influenced fears in Asia of a repeat of a 2002-2003 shock when Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) killed about 800 people worldwide.

MERS is caused by a coronavirus from a same family as a one that caused SARS. It is some-more lethal than SARS though does not widespread as easily, during slightest for now. There is no heal or vaccine.

The 68-year-old male who brought MERS behind to South Korea visited several health centres for a cough and heat before he was diagnosed, withdrawal a route of infection in his wake. He continues to be treated for a illness.

(Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Ken Wills)

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