Study maps transmission of MERS virus in South Korean hospital from one 'super-spreader' patient

Tracing the movements of patients at a South Korean hospital has helped identify how Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus was transmitted from a single super-spreader patient in an overcrowded emergency room to a total of 82 individuals over three days including patients, visitors and health-care workers. The study maps the transmission of South Korea’s first outbreak of MERS virus and the case of highest transmission of MERS virus from a single patient outside the Middle East….

Tracing the movements of patients at a South Korean hospital has helped identify how Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus was transmitted from a single super-spreader patient in an overcrowded emergency room to a total of 82 individuals over three days including patients, visitors and health-care workers. The study maps the transmission of South Korea’s first outbreak of MERS virus and the case of highest transmission of MERS virus from a single patient outside the Middle East….