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MERS outbreak rouses investors in Taiwan, Hong Kong

HONG KONG -- Investors in South Korea and around East Asia are growing nervous about the potential for a further spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome, dumping shares of travel and consumption-related companies and buying health care stocks.

     South Korea confirmed 14 new MERS cases Thursday, raising the total to 122. Ten people have died, and over 3,800 have been quarantined.

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