S.Korea reports two more deaths in MERS outbreak, 3 new cases

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A woman wearing a mask to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) uses her mobile phone as she rides on an escalator in Seoul, South Korea, June 19, 2015. Photo: Reuters A woman wearing a mask to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) uses her mobile phone as she rides on an escalator in Seoul, South Korea, June 19, 2015. Photo: Reuters

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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.
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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