Protective mask sales up amid S. Korea ‘MERS’ virus outbreak

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Health officials in the Republic of Korea are on alert. They’re searching for anyone who stayed in a hospital outside Seoul over a two-week period in May. That’s where the ‘MERS’ virus outbreak began. Seoul is now reporting its 4th death. More than 1,600 people have been quarantined. CCTV’s Shane Hahm filed this report from Seoul.

Protective mask sales up amid S. Korea 'MERS' virus outbreak

Health officials in the Republic of Korea are on alert. They're searching for anyone who stayed in a hospital outside Seoul over a two-week period in May. That's where the 'MERS' virus outbreak began. Seoul now reports its 4th death. More than 1,600 are quarantined. And, the 41 confirmed cases in the ROK makes this the largest outbreak outside the Middle East. CCTV's Shane Hahm filed this report from Seoul, South Korea.