A boy gets his temperature checked in light of MERS outbreakReuters

South Korea's health ministry reported four new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 179.

The health ministry also said 67 people who had tested positive for the MERS virus had recovered and been discharged from hospital since the outbreak started in May. South Korea's outbreak of the virus is the largest outside Saudi Arabia.