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Discharged MERS patient re-diagnosed with the virus

By jubilantj   Monday, October 12, 2015   12,312   121   13



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A patient who was thought to have completely recovered from the MERS outbreak was recently re-diagnosed with the virus. 

Health officials relayed, "A 35-year-old patient who was discharged on October 3 showed symptoms of high fever after conducting a test. We detected small amounts of the virus in his body.

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The patient, who was recuperating at home after being discharged, showed symptoms of MERS such as high fever and coughing, prompting him to be readmitted into Seoul National University hospital on October 12. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this patient's fight against the virus is the longest recorded one out of all the reported MERS cases. A total of 61 people who came in contact with the patient, including doctors and relatives were quarantined to prevent the further spreading of the virus. 

The government was planning to declare an official ending to MERS on October 29 or 28 days after results showed that the patient had tested negative for the virus. This is the first time since July that a new MERS case has been reported. 

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phili721 Monday, October 12, 2015

what is the difference between an epidemic and pandemic

JuLeeA Tuesday, October 13, 2015

an epidemic is localised on a region like this MERS outbreak in South Korea in July, a pandemic is when a disease spread trough a larger region like multiple continents or worldwide like the H1N1 Virus aka swine flu in 2009/10 or HIV

dramatic_kansas Wednesday, October 14, 2015

@JuLeeA I'm starting to like this site. Comment like yours is so helpful!

chimcham Monday, October 12, 2015

I remember when this broke out in KSA. I was scared shitless. The virus probably subsided and then sprung back, like cancer? Where when it comes back, it's at least 4 times more intense than the last stage? The only cases I've heard of was where the patients all died. I'm not even sure if there's a cure. It's crazy, we don't even really know where it comes from... oh man.

jennkyube Monday, October 12, 2015

Patient probably has underlying disease or weak immune system if he took the longest time to recover his first MERS and had relapse within 2 days :O idk man. Hopefully that's the case, otherwise the world is screwed.

pink_oracle Monday, October 12, 2015

Damn this sounds identical to the woman here in the UK with ;Ebola. Do we know less than we though or have these diseases modified? ;

intricate Monday, October 12, 2015

seems like it's not actually a new case then..?

b2utydujun Monday, October 12, 2015

here we go again oh no

VIP_2NEXO Monday, October 12, 2015

I swear these viruses are man made and kept low key from the media. Take exmaple Ebola and MERS

Why do people want others to be fucking hurt??

Ryo69 Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Because we are "people." if we were something else, we would only worry about eating and mating.

JuLeeA Monday, October 12, 2015

Uh-oh, first the woman in Great Britain which was re-diagnosed with Ebola fever and now this. Honestly, I'm worried...

Everything_KPOP Monday, October 12, 2015

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intricate Monday, October 12, 2015

if it's anything like plague inc. the world should be dead by now :P but yeah.. i hope it's just an anomaly too..

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