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South Korean President Dismisses Health Minister Over Handling Of MERS Outbreak

Reuters: South Korea replaces health minister criticized over MERS outbreak
“South Korean President Park Geun-hye removed her minister of health [on August 4] after criticism over the handling of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which killed 36 people as it spread through hospitals. Minister of Health and Welfare Moon Hyung-pyo, an economist and expert on welfare policy, was criticized for a decision to withhold the names of hospitals that had handled MERS patients in the early stage of the outbreak, fueling confusion and fear…” (Kim, 8/4).

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