First person-to-person tick-borne virus infection confirmed in Korea   야생진드기 사람간

First person-to-person tick-borne virus infection confirmed in Korea 야생진드기 사람간

A deadly tick-borne virus that claimed ten lives last year… is back. And more worrisome this time… it′s in the form of human-to-human transmission. Arirang′s Kwon Soa reports on the rising concerns of a possible epidemic. A bite from this two to three millimeter sized tick could be fatal. So far, the tick-borne virus, or…

S.Korea confirms third Zika infection, brother of the second patient

S.Korea confirms third Zika infection, brother of the second patient

A third Zika virus infection confirmed in this country. Korea’s health authorities announced today that the brother of a man diagnosed with the infections two days ago has tested positive for the mildly contagious virus. Although not categorized as a cofirmed Zika patient, the third confirmed case is raising fears of a possible spread of…