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    Posted: June 21 2015 at 5:27pm
Loos like MERS is going to be a way of life for South Korea.

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

June 21, 2015

Reuters/Reuters - A group of tourists wear masks to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as they arrive at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Kerek

SEOUL (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Richard Pullin)
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