The number of people who had been in close contact with the first patient in China with Middle East respiratory syndrome rose to 77 in Guangdong, according to the provincial Health and Family Planning Commission.
The illness of the first patient, a 44-year-old South Korean man, aggravates, but he is conscious, his vital signs are stable, and his heart rate and blood pressure normal.
Authorities in Guangdong Province are still trying to reach 13 people who had close contact with the country's first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient.
Eighteen people having close contact with a South Korean man infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been sent to a quarantine camp, including two South Korean women who had earlier refused to be quarantined, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has said.
Fears of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have spread from South Korea to China on a combination of carelessness among individuals and medical staff, as well as the bungling of initial response by the South Korean government.
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