Mini-outbreak of MERS coronavirus in South Korea

There are reports of 7 cases of the MERS coronavirus reported by South Korea. The first case occurred in a business man who became infected while travelling in the Middle East. Additional cases occurred among close contacts, family members and some hospital healthcare personnel before they took appropriate protective measures.

Advice For Travellers

This risk of exposure for travellers is extremely low, and there is little risk for the public. However, there may be considerable media attention that may exaggerate any threat.