Via The Chosun Ilbo, an Arirang report: MERS Patients, Families Suffer from Depression.
The outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Korea is showing signs of abating, but concerns are growing about the people who have been affected by the virus, especially the family members of those who died.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare says it has conducted psychological consultations on more than 900 people, including those who lost family members, as well as those who have been quarantined or infected. The study found that more than 40 percent of respondents were experiencing either depression or insomnia.
Meanwhile, no new cases of MERS have been reported for four consecutive days, leaving the number of confirmed cases unchanged at 182.
The number of patients discharged from hospitals after making a full recovery stands at 95. Fifty-four people still remain in hospital with 13 in unstable condition, and over 2,600 people remain in quarantine. The death toll stands at 33.