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Tourists returning to South Korea as MERS shadow starts to fade

South Korea, one of the popular destinations for Chinese tourists, may see a resurgence in tourism that was badly hit by an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, thanks to the efforts of two Chinese companies.

S. Korea reports no MERS infection for 9 days

2015-07-14 10:57

South Korea reported no new case of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) for nine straight days on Tuesday, indicating the end of the MERS crisis nearing

S.Korea keeps record-low rate on hold after MERS outbreak

2015-07-09 10:45

South Korea's central bank on Thursday kept its policy rate on hold at an all-time low of 1.5 percent after lowering it by a quarter percentage point the prior month to counter flagging domestic demand caused by the outbreak of MERS.

S. Korea reports 3 more MERS infections, 1 death

2015-06-21 11:50

South Korea Sunday reported three more infections with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and one death, bringing the total contagion cases to 169 and the death toll to 25.

S. Korea reports one more MERS death, one infection

2015-06-19 10:12

South Korea on Friday reported one more death from infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and one more contagion, bringing the death toll to 24 and the total contagion cases to 166.

Thailand confirms first MERS case

2015-06-19 09:49

Thailand's public health ministry on Thursday confirmed the country's first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

S. Korea reports 23 deaths in MERS outbreak, 3 new cases

2015-06-18 10:31

South Korea's health ministry reported on Thursday three more deaths in the country's Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak, bringing the total fatality to 23.

WHO reaffirms MERS no sustained human-to-human transmission

2015-06-17 09:51

Christian Lindmeier, the spokesperson of the World Health Organization (WHO) reaffirmed Tuesday that sustained human-to-human transmission and community transmission of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in South Korea had not yet been observed.

S. Korea reports 4 more MERS cases, 3 deaths

2015-06-16 11:21

Four more cases of infection with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea Tuesday, while three deaths were added among the confirmed cases, the health ministry said.

China, US develop new MERS treatment

2015-06-15 20:29

Fudan University, which worked with US National Institutes of Health to develop the antibody, said tests on animals had seen "very effective" results.

Rising MERS infections, deaths overshadow S. Korean economy

2015-06-15 16:15

The South Korean Health Ministry on Monday reported two more deaths from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), along with five new cases that have taken the total number of people diagnosed in the country to 150.

Airlines cut flights to South Korea as China steps up MERS alert

2015-06-15 07:11

China has strengthened monitoring of fever and pneumonia cases to detect, diagnose and isolate Middle East Respiratory Syndrome patients.

MERS infections in S.Korea increase to 145 with 7 more cases

2015-06-14 08:50

Among the new cases were four people diagnosed with the MERS from the 14th patient at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul for three days from May 27.

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