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6th Person Dies of MERS in South Korea

The South Korean Health Ministry has announced the death of a sixth person from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The victim was an 80-year-old man who tested positive for the virus while being treated for pneumonia, the Ministry said Monday. Eighty-seven people in South Korea have been infected with the disease, according the Health Ministry. South Korea has also closed down nearly 2,000 schools in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.  The government said it is...

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