Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea

South Korea has reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as authorities were boosting measures to stop the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected.
A total of 87 people in South Korea have been infected by MERS since last month in the largest outbreak outside the Middle East. About 19-hundred schools have closed and more than 2,000 people are isolated at their homes or state-run facilities after having contact with patients infected with the virus. The virus has no vaccine, and health experts say it spreads through close contact with infected people and not through the air.