A mystery virus has sickened at least eight people in South Korea, including a pregnant woman who died in a Seoul hospital, according to numerous reports.
The woman, 36 years old and nine months pregnant, died Monday of pneumonia related to the unidentified virus, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Yonhap news agency reports. Labor was induced for the mother, and the baby survived, the Korea Times said.
Including the woman who died, seven of the eight patients were pregnant when they arrived at the Seoul hospital. The other is a 40-year-old man, the Korea JoonAng DailyÂ reported.
Each patient is from different parts of the country, and the KCDC said that they had initially undergone treatment at different clinics for various conditions suspected to be caused by the same unidentified virus. They were all later transferred to the Seoul hospital, likely ruling out the possibility that the root of the problem can be traced back to the same facility.