Motion for a resolution on the MERS epidemic in South Korea – B8-2015-0898

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas according to reports from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, a new highly infectious and contagious virus, known as MERS or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, is rapidly spreading throughout South Korea;

B.     whereas 1 172 cases of MERS have been recorded worldwide since 2012, with total fatalities standing at 479;

1.      Calls on the Commission to alert the various health institutions of Member States and to take all the appropriate measure to protect European citizens and prevent this virus spreading to Europe.