South Korea is trying to get control of an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome and that means no more indiscriminate kissing. Officials have now confirmed 30 cases of the disease and two deaths and most transmission involved kissing an infected person. One of the patients traveled to China and remains hospitalized there. More than 1,000 people are now under quarantine in Hong Kong, China and South Korea as a result of the outbreak.
There’s fear that MERS could be the next SARS, the respiratory virus that swept through the region in 2003, claiming hundreds of lives but that has not stopped lovers from hanging around
kissing has been postponed until further notice.