MERS Virus

South Korea reports its first 2 deaths from MERS virus

South Korea has reported 24 cases of the disease since diagnosing the country's first MERS illness last month in a man who had traveled to Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.

Most of South Korea's cases have had connections to the first patient - either medical staff who treated him or patients who stayed near him at the hospital before he was diagnosed and isolated, and their family members.