WHO Urges South Korea to Re-Open Schools Amid MERS Scare


The World Health Organization is urging South Korea to re-open thousands of schools closed over MERS fears, saying the virus was unlikely to spread among healthy children. However, the organization also said hospitals and clinics should strengthen infection control measures and health professionals should ask about MERS in anyone showing up with respiratory symptoms. MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) has killed nine people in South Korea and infected more than 100 after a traveler, who went undiagnosed, brought it back from the Middle East.

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