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Creepy Or Comforting? South Korea Tracks Smartphones To Curb MERS

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In front of the emergency room at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, medical workers care for a man suspected of having the Middle Respiratory syndrome on Monday. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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MERS In South Korea Is Bad News But It's Not Yet Time To Panic

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South Koreans Mask Up In The Face Of MERS Scare

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In this photo from 2014, passengers walk past the Middle East respiratory syndrome quarantine area at Manila's International Airport in the Phillipines. The virus is now raising public concern in South Korea. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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