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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in 3 Persons, South Korea, 2015.

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Summary of "Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in 3 Persons, South Korea, 2015."

In May 2015, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection was laboratory confirmed in South Korea. Patients were a man who had visited the Middle East, his wife, and a man who shared a hospital room with the index patient. Rapid laboratory confirmation will facilitate subsequent prevention and control for imported cases.

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Name: Emerging infectious diseases
ISSN: 1080-6059
Pages: 2084-2087

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