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MERS Outbreak Exposes Weaknesses in South Korean Health Care

South Korean health officials acknowledged Thursday that some changes need to be made in the country’s health care system in the wake of the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). So far, 122 cases and 10 related fatalities have been recorded. In retrospect, the MERS outbreak in South Korea could have been more effectively contained if the first patient, who contracted the deadly virus during a trip to the Middle East, was correctly diagnosed and immediately quarantined...

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