June 12, 2015 / 3:53 AM / 5 years ago

South Korea reports 11th death in MERS outbreak

SEOUL (Reuters) - A 72-year-old person in South Korea has died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the 11th person to die of an outbreak in the country that began last month, an official said on Friday.

The woman had contracted the virus at a hospital south of the capital, Seoul, that was at the center of the outbreak that has infected 126 people.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Robert Birsel

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