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More than 3,400 people are now under quarantine in South Korea’s fight to contain an outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome — a deadly virus that can cause severe pneumonia and organ failure.

So far, South Korea has reported 122 MERS cases. And the government is actively tracking the whereabouts of people possibly exposed to the virus.

Chung-ahm is a Buddhist monk who’s quarantined in the Jangduk village in southern South Korea.

We called him up because we couldn’t visit him in person. For the past week, government quarantine orders have meant no outsiders are allowed into Jangduk village, and no villagers are allowed out. The entire 105-person village is quarantined.

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