June 14, 2015 / 11:40 PM / 3 years ago

MERS cases in South Korea rise to 150 with five more, one death

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s health ministry reported five new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Monday, taking the total to 150 in an outbreak that is the largest outside Saudi Arabia.

A tourist wearing a mask to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) asks a sales assistant for directions as they tour Myeongdong shopping district in central Seoul, South Korea, June 12, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The ministry also said a patient infected with the MERS virus had died, the 16th fatality in an outbreak that began in May.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Paul Tait

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