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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Republic of Korea

On16 June 2015 the Emergency Committee held its ninth meeting to review the situation related to MERS-CoV. The Committee concluded that the conditions to declare this a public health emergency of international concern have not been met. The description below provides additional information to help understand the rationale behind this decision.

The Emergency Committee stressed that this is a very significant outbreak and that a robust response is needed to control it. However, the Committee concluded this is not a public health emergency of international concern for two main reasons.

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