Thanks to Makoto for tweeting the link to this report in The Korea Times: Disease center shuts Twitter account over MERS. Excerpt and then a comment:
Korea's disease control department has "closed" its Twitter account amid a whirlwind of reaction over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was receiving criticism via Facebook and Twitter when it changed its Twitter (@KoreaCDC) settings to "closed" Thursday morning.
Netizens expressed disgust at the decision in the middle of the government's refusal to reveal the hospitals where confirmed or suspected patients are being treated.
"The nation's official disease control center has decided to protect its account, such terrible communication," Twitter user @Scape1 posted.
"Maybe the control center had suspected cases, so it quarantined itself," user @mahler83 said.
Early on in this outbreak, I found the English-language Korean CDC page useless, with no information on MERS after late May. The Korean-language version does update pretty often, but Korean is not a language easily handled by Google Translate.