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South Korea reports two more deaths in Mers outbreak, three new cases

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South Korea's health ministry reported on Monday two more deaths in the country's Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) outbreak, bringing the number of fatalities to 27.

[SEOUL] South Korea's health ministry reported on Monday two more deaths in the country's Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) outbreak, bringing the number of fatalities to 27.

The ministry also confirmed three new cases, taking the total to 172 in an outbreak that is the largest outside Saudi Arabia.

The new fatalities were aged in their 80s with pre-existing health problems, according to the health ministry.

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