Hong Kong Warns Against Travel to Korea

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Hong Kong has issued a red alert warning against travel to South Korea, which is battling an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

The warning means South Korea is considered to pose significant threats to tourists, and Hong Kong residents are advised to cancel non-essential travel.

South Korea confirmed a seventh death from the MERS infection on Tuesday and 95 infections.

The outbreak is the biggest since MERS was first detected in the Middle East.

The latest victim was a 68-year-old woman with a pre-existing heart condition. She was infected at the same hospital as all the other victims so far.

Source: Busan eFM News


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