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South Korea reports four new Mers cases, total rises to 179

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 08:21
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A woman (right) walks past South Korean policemen wearing face masks in Seoul on June 23, 2015.

[SEOUL] South Korea's health ministry reported four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 179.

The health ministry also said 67 people who had tested positive for the Mers virus had recovered and been discharged from hospital since the outbreak started in May. South Korea's outbreak of the virus is the largest outside Saudi Arabia.

REUTERS