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World Health Organization Says MERS Outbreak is Slowing

The death toll in the ongoing outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Korea ticked up to 19 on Tuesday as the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the spread of the disease is actually showing signs of slowing. Even so, additional precautions remain in place to try to prevent the spreading of the disease, and Korean hospitals are beginning to experiment with a new form of treatment for those who have been diagnosed with MERS, according to a WHO statement released on Monday.