All posts tagged "mutation"

  • Hospital workers and visitors wearing masks pass by a precaution against the MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, virus at a quarantine tent for people who could be infected with the MERS virus at Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. South Korea on Tuesday confirmed the country's first two deaths from MERS as it fights to contain the spread of a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Mutation detected in S. Korean MERS virus: govt

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus that spread through South Korea last year underwent a mutation that could have affected its ability to infect people and the fatality rate, the government said Friday....

    • Posted January 7, 2016
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    Is S. Korea dealing with mutated MERS?

    Minister denies it but evidence points otherwise  By Jung Min-ho SEOUL — Has the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus mutated? The answer greatly affects the way it is handled because, epidemiologically speaking, mutation means a more...

    • Posted June 3, 2015
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