Asia Pacific Topics

Jun 19, 2015

Thailand took four days to confirm its first MERS case

Thai authorities took nearly four days to confirm the country’s first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the health ministry said on Friday, a time lag likely to raise fears of a further spread of the deadly virus in Asia. Thailand confirmed its ...

Jun 17, 2015

Eight new MERS cases in South Korea; 20th patient dies

South Korea on Wednesday reported eight new cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), while another person infected with the virus died, health officials said, bringing to 20 the number of fatalities in the outbreak that began last month. A total of 162 people ...

South Korea conducts experimental plasma therapy on MERS patients

Jun 16, 2015

South Korea conducts experimental plasma therapy on MERS patients

Two South Korean hospitals are conducting experimental treatment on Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) patients, injecting them with blood plasma from recovering patients, the Health Ministry said Tuesday, as four new cases were reported. The procedure has been conducted on two consenting MERS patients ...