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WHO statement on the ninth meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding MERS-CoV

The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted with members and advisors of the Emergency Committee by teleconference on 16 June 2015, from 12:00 to 15:00 Central European Summer Time (UTC +2). WHO convened the meeting in regards to the outbreak in the Republic of Korea.

The WHO Secretariat updated the Committee on epidemiological and scientific developments, including recent cases and transmission patterns in the Republic of Korea and China, related risk assessments, and control and prevention measures. These countries provided updates and assessments on the MERS-CoV situation and developments in their countries.