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S Korea reports 11th death of MERS

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Update: 2015-06-12 07:57:00
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DHAKA: South Korea has reported an 11th death from the MERS virus outbreak.

More than 120 people in South Korea have contracted Middle East respiratory syndrome since the country reported its first case last month.

The outbreak has been contained only in hospitals but it has caused widespread fears and rumors, reports the Times of India.

Most of the deaths so far have been of people who had been suffering from pre-existing medical conditions, such as respiratory problems or cancer.

The Health Ministry says a 72-year-old MERS patient died on Friday.

A ministry statement says she had suffered pneumonia.

South Korean officials say the outbreak may have peaked. They say they are seeing a fewer number of new infections and that it's unlikely there would be another massive wave of outbreaks.

BDST: 1742 HRS, JUNE 12, 2015
BD/

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