MERS virus spreads through droplets, three infections in S. Korea outbreak

Release time: 2020-04-10

Korean health authorities had said that no triple infections of MERS have been found worldwide, expressing optimism about controlling the spread of MERS. But the discovery of instances of thrice-infected people has shattered that preconception. Why are cases of triple infections so important? If MERS only occurs up to the second infection, that is, if only the first MERS infected person, A, is able to spread the MERS virus to the outside world, and if all the infected people get the virus from A (which is what happened up to the first day), then the path of MERS transmission can be "cut off" by tracking down and quarantining all the people who have had close contacts with A. MERS transmission path.