Philippines: Second Case of Mers Alerts Authorities


MANILA, Philippines: Health Authorities report that a 36-year-old foreigner from the Middle East has been placed under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus. While the patient’s home country has not been immediately disclosed, people who may have come in close contact with the foreigner are being tracked according to Philippine’s Health Secretary Janette […]

South Korea’s Fight With MERS Outbreak


All hospitals in South Korea have been ordered to track all the visitors to the emergency ward due to a large outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Health ministry said on Thursday that there have been difficulties locating every person who has been exposed to this disease. MERS is a viral disease affecting the respiratory […]

Face masks and hand sanitizers have become essentials to South Korean’s daily life to fight MERS


As the situation in the nation has been getting worse, the South Korean government has decided to close schools and suspended classes in over 200 primary schools in the country. The MERS virus has infected 30 people already 2 of whom have died. The World Health Organization predicted that the situation will still get worse. […]

South Korea on Edge as MERS Virus Spreads and claimed two lives


Last Tuesday, South Korea confirmed the first two deaths in the country caused by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Currently, the country is battling the virus that has claimed the lives of hundreds in the Middle East. Twenty four cases have been confirmed in South Korea since the first recorded diagnosis of MERS last month in […]