South Korean health chief apologises over MERS outbreak

South Korea's outbreak of MERS virus, with current number of infections at 15, is the largest among countries outside the Middle EastSouth Korea's health minister apologised on Sunday for failing to halt an outbreak of the MERS virus, vowing "utmost efforts" to curb the disease's spread as the number infected rose to 15. "We apologise for causing concern and anxiety among people due to… our initial judgement on the contagiousness of MERS," Minister Moon Hyung-Pyo told reporters. Moon added this week would be a "critical period" to contain the spread of MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which can cause symptoms ranging from flu-like aches and pains to pneumonia and kidney failure.


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