Hong Kong authorities were testing two people for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) today as worry grew across the region about an outbreak in South Korea.
The two Hong Kong people had both recently travelled to South Korea, said the clinic that was treating them. Thirty-one people in Hong Kong who suspected they might have caught the disease have tested negative.
Hong Kong issued a "red alert" advisory on Tuesday against non-essential travel to South Korea, where 14 new cases of MERS were reported today, taking the total there to 122 cases. South Korea's outbreak that is the largest outside Saudi Arabia.