MERS kills two in South Korea, infects more than 20

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Two deaths were reported in South Korea due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), after the disease has infected 25 people in the country in two weeks.

The East Asian country also has isolated more than 700 people for possible MERS infection.

A 58-year-old woman, who had contact with South Korea’s first patient, died of acute respiratory failure on Monday, the Health Ministry said. Another person, 71-year-old man, who had problems with his kidney and was on respiratory support, also died.

South Korea’s Health Ministry reported seven new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 25.

Deputy Prime Minister Choi Kyung-hwan said, the government will bring together all its health-related capabilities to dissolve anxiety and concerns quickly.

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