Ahn Young-joon, Associated Press
South Korean elementary school students wearing masks as a precaution against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus go to school as their school reopened after it was temporarily closed in Seoul, South Korea Monday, June 15, 2015. The outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome has caused panic in South Korea.

In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, elementary school students wearing masks return to a school in Seoul, South Korea, that reopened Monday after a temporary closure due to the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. About 2,900 of the country's schools and kindergartens had been closed, but the World Health Organization last week urged them to be reopened because the disease is not spreading in the larger community. The head of the country's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jeong Eun-kyeong, said the number of MERS cases is now 150 and two more deaths have raised the toll to 16.