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After reporting on the recent bubonic plague outbreak in Madagascar, we looked at other recent outbreaks of potentially fatal diseases.
Researchers say a single patient infected 82 people with the deadly MERS virus in an overcrowded South Korean emergency room in 2015.
Five variants of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus have been uncovered, but an experimental vaccine for camels is showing promise.
South Korea’s president has decided to replace her health minister in the wake of criticism over the government’s handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed at least 36 people.
South Korea has reported its 36th death from MERS, although it has had no confirmed new cases of the virus in the past five days.
The Philippines have confirmed a second case of the deadly MERS corona virus in a 36-year-old foreigner who showed symptoms of the disease after arriving in Manila from Dubai.
South Korea has reported no new cases of MERS or deaths from the virus for the first time in nine days, but officials warn there is no indication yet that the outbreak has been brought under control.
South Korea has reported four new cases of MERS, its third consecutive day without any fatalities, as the total number of infections rose to 179.
Malaysia will step up health screenings after the first case of Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome was reported in neighbouring Thailand last week, a report says.
South Korea has reported three new cases of MERS as health authorities remained vigilant about the spread of the virus, which appeared to have slowed in recent days.
Coronaviruses infect birds and mammals, and include severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
South Korea has declared a formal end to an outbreak of the MERS virus that killed 38 people and sickened dozens of others since May.
A South Korean man believed cured of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has been re-diagnosed with the deadly virus, health officials say.
South Korea has declared the effective end to a deadly outbreak of MERS that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
Officials say a foreigner who tested positive for MERS after arriving in the Philippines from the Middle East is now free of the virus and will leave the hospital this weekend.
An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of MERS has made a full recovery and will be discharged from hospitaL, Thailand's health minister says.
South Korea says it is closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus.
South Korea has reported three new MERS cases but no additional deaths, bringing to 175 the total number of confirmed cases.
Two people have died in South Korea of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and three others have been diagnosed, officials say.
An outbreak of MERS threatens to deal a blow to South Korea’s economic recovery, Moody's Investors Service says, as the health ministry reported three new cases.
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