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MERS Outbreak: Samsung Hospital Offers Apology as South Korea Gears up with $9 Billion

South Korea is buckling under MERS pressure with four more cases reported on Wednesday, fearing the imminent outbreak at the crossroads, departing from its last week stand that the disease has ceased to spread. Fearing an outbreak, the government has set aside an emergency budget of 10 trillion won ($9 billion) and extended the partial shutdown of Samsung Medical Center ...

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South Korea Treats MERS with Experimental Plasma Treatment, WHO in Emergency Session

Amid four more new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), South Korea is experimenting yet-to-be approved blood plasma transfusion from recovered patients to new victims. It was carried out on two patients on consent, said head of public health policy, Kwon Jun-wook, in a media briefing. "There is insufficient clinical basis about the result of plasma treatment among experts ...

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