South Korea grapples with MERS outbreak

Updated 12:43 AM ET, Mon June 15, 2015
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Workers wearing protective gears spray antiseptic solution as a precaution against the spread of MERS at an art hall in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday, June 12, 2015. Lee Jin-man
Hospital workers pray as they attend a special service for patients suffering from MERS, at a Sungmo hospital in Seoul, South Korea on Friday, June 12, 2015. Park Ji-ho/Yonhap
Disinfection workers wearing protective gears spray anti-septic solution in a subway amid rising public concerns over the spread of the MERS virus at Seoul metro railway base on June 9, 2015 in Goyang, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Kim Bok-soon, a 77-year-old survived MERS and described coughing and feeling cold when she had the illness. She was cleared to leave a hospital in Seoul, South Korea. Kathy Novk/CNN
An elementary school student wearing a mask to prevent contracting MERS, receives a temperature check at an elementary school in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, June 9. Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters/Landov
This picture taken on June 7, 2015 shows medical workers caring for a MERS patient at Konyang University Hospital in Daejeon, south of Seoul, South Korea. AFP/Getty Images
Elementary school students wear masks as a precaution against the MERS virus as they wait for a lesson to start at Midong Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Health care workers wait for patients to treat at a tent outside a Seoul medical facility. Kathy Novak/CNN
Passengers get their temperatures checked as part of preventive measures against the spread of MERS at the Hong Kong International Airport on June 5. PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
South Korean soldiers wear face masks as they march after a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of Korean Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Seoul on June 6, 2015. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images