Hong Kong Tests Two People for Mers as Alarm Over Virus Grows

Hong Kong authorities were testing two people for possible Middle East respiratory syndrome, or Mers, on Thursday as worry grew across the region about the outbreak in South Korea.
The two Hong Kong people had recently travelled to South Korea, said the clinic that was treating them. Thirty-one people in Hong Kong who suspected they might have caught the disease have so far tested negative.
On Tuesday Hong Kong issued a “red alert” advisory against non-essential travel to South Korea, where 14 new cases of Mers were reported on Thursday, taking the total there to 122 cases.