Want China Times
Chen Meng-yu, a physician at Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC), said
Wednesday on her return from South Korea that health authorities there have initiated adequate but belated measures against the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Chen, who was in South Korea for a week to observe the MERS situation there, said the country’s authorities took a week to initiate a number of measures after the first patients were hospitalized with the virus. Testing efforts, however, were inadequate, said Chen, who met with health officials and Taiwanese communities in South Korea to raise awareness of the MERS outbreak.
She said that when she arrived in South Korea on May 28, local media coverage of the MERS outbreak was sparse but picked up after the news of the second wave of infections broke. [FULL STORY]