All posts tagged "virus"

  • In this Jan. 18, 2016 photo, a researcher holds a container with female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes aegypti is a vector for transmitting the Zika virus. The Brazilian government announced it will direct funds to a biomedical research center to help develop a vaccine against the Zika virus linked to brain damage in babies. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
    S. Korea reports first Zika virus-infected patient

    SEJONG (Yonhap) — South Korea has confirmed the first case of a patient here being infected with the South America-originated Zika virus, the health authorities said Tuesday, sparking fears that the brain-damaging virus will penetrate the country....

    • Posted March 21, 2016
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  • The South Korean government hopes to better contain viral outbreaks after the difficulties it had with the recent MERS outbreak. (Yonhap)
    After MERS outbreak, S. Korea to improve monitoring, quarantine protocol

    SEOUL/SEJONG (Yonhap) — South Korea will set up a dedicated monitoring and response system and greatly increase quarantine infrastructure to effectively cope with future contagious outbreaks, the government said Tuesday. The plan reached at the national policy...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • An unidentified South Korean war veteran wears a mask as a precaution against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 25, 2015. South Korea's MERS outbreak originated from a 68-year-old man who had traveled to the Middle East, where the illness has been centered, before being diagnosed as the country's first MERS patient last month. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Looking back on MERS outbreak, S. Korea becomes lesson for other countries

    SEJONG, July 8 (Yonhap) — With the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea apparently coming to an end, experts say the deadly disease could have been eliminated much sooner with just a little...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • 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)
    MERS-infected doctor contacted over 1,000 people in S. Korea

    SEOUL, June 4 (Yonhap) — A medical doctor in Seoul came into contact with over 1,000 citizens while infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the city government said Thursday, sparking concerns of the further spread...

    • Posted June 4, 2015
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  • A Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. A Nigerian nurse who treated a man with Ebola is now dead and five others are sick with one of the world's most virulent diseases, authorities said Wednesday, as the death toll rose to at least 932 people in four West African countries. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
    US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

    ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • LA is prepared in case of an ebola outbreak
    S. Korean aid workers in West Africa exposed to Ebola

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean aid workers in West Africa have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus due to a lack of protective wear and medical equipment, a lawmaker claimed Tuesday. A total of 102 South...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
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  • President Obama will make Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, his primary adviser in dealing with Ebola-related issues.  (AP)
    Obama elects Ebola ‘czar’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation’s Ebola response on Friday as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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