Last MERS Patient in Korea Dies

      November 26, 2015 10:31

      The last patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Korea died on Wednesday.

      "The patient in his mid-30s, who was confirmed to have been infected with the MERS virus in early June, died on Wednesday due to rapid deterioration of his condition while being treated at Seoul National University Hospital," an official at the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Wednesday.

      He was diagnosed with malignant lymphoma at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul in April last year and got a bone-marrow transplant late last year. He was infected with MERS while staying at the emergency room of the same hospital on May 27-29 this year.

      He was cremated shortly after his death.

      The death of the last-remaining MERS patient has brought the total number of deaths from MERS to 38.

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