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Seoul - South Korea reported on Monday its 16th death and five new cases in the growing outbreak of MERS which has placed more than 5 200 people under quarantine and sparked widespread alarm.
Hong Kong issued a red alert and advised against traveling to South Korea, where an epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is gaining pace. The virus is spreading despite attempts to contain the outbreak.
Seoul, South Korea: High-ranking military officials from North and South Korea met secretly on Wednesday to discuss recent border altercations that involved gun fire, a South Korean opposition lawmaker and news reports said.