The Korean Tourism Organization has released information on advised preventive and corrective measures for safe travel in Korea.
■ Overview of MERS and Symptoms
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an illness caused by a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). *MERS have been linked to countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula.
* Major symptoms Fever or hyperthermia over 38℃ Cough Shortness of breath
■ Prevention of Infection
– Avoid heavy crowds and places with dense population. Wear a surgical mask if necessary.
– Avoid touching patients with respiratory disease or relating symptoms.
– Keep hands clean, brush your teeth regularly and maintain good hygiene.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.
– Cover your nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing.
■ MERS Hotline 043-719-7777
or 1330 Korea Travel Hotline – Language assistance (English, Chinese, Japanese) / 24-hours (open all year round)
Suspected cases or inquiries of significant cases will be answered by the staff and guided to a hospital with foreign language services.
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