Pregnant MERS Patient Gives Birth

      June 23, 2015 12:53

      A pregnant woman who had tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome gave birth to a son on Monday. According to Samsung Medical Center, she had a caesarian section in the afternoon.

      About two weeks ahead of her due date, the patient experienced placental abruption and needed a caesarian, the hospital said. Both mother and baby are in good health.

      Medical staff check the temperature of visitors on arrival at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul on Monday.

      Placental abruption is the early separation of the placenta from the wall of the uterus during pregnancy. In her case, the symptom was not related to MERS.

      The woman became infected when she accompanied her mother to the emergency room of Samsung Medical Center on May 27.

      As the Ministry of Health and Welfare reported three new cases of MERS on Tuesday morning, the total number of people diagnosed with the disease has risen to 175.

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