MERS-CoV outbreak in South Korea

Currently there is a minor outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea. Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus (MERS‐CoV). Typical MERS symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

A single case has also been confirmed in Thailand.

SOS International follows the situation closely in both countries. There are currently no reported cases, but we have taken precautions and are prepared for any contingency.

WHO does not recommend the application of any travel or trade restrictions or entry screening related to MERS-CoV at the moment.

We will keep you informed should there be any changes in the situation.

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