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Costly Lessons From the 2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Outbreak in Korea



Costly Lessons From the 2015 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Outbreak in Korea



Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 48(6): 274-276



Since the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak in the Republic of Korea (hereafter Korea) began on May 11, 2015, a total of 186 persons have been infected by the MERS coronavirus, 38 of whom have died. With this number, Korea becomes second only to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the ranking of cumulative MERS cases. In this paper Korea's unique experience of an outbreak of MERS will be summarized and discussed briefly.

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