South Korea Reports 126 MERS Cases; Public Health Experts, Korean Central Bank React To Outbreak

International Business Times: MERS Outbreak 2015: How Vaccinating Millions Of Camels In The Middle East Might Stop The Deadly Virus
“…While the [MERS] outbreak in South Korea has prompted public health officials to call for faster diagnosis and improved hospital protocols, some scientists are working to develop ways to prevent outbreaks at their source — the one-humped ungulate known as the dromedary camel…” (Nordrum, 6/11).

Reuters: South Korea reports four new cases of MERS, total 126
“South Korea’s Health Ministry reported on Friday four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) bringing the total to 126, the world’s largest outbreak outside Saudi Arabia…” (Kim, 6/11).

Wall Street Journal: Seoul’s Rationale for a MERS Rate Cut
“…The government and health experts forecast MERS will be beaten in South Korea in a few weeks, but since little is known about the virus, the central bank wanted to ward off potential future trouble. Concerns about the ravages of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, on other economies in Asia in 2003 are no doubt in the back of policymakers’ minds…” (Gale, 6/11).

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