Second Case of MERS in U.S. Under Investigation


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Monday morning it had potentially discovered a second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the U.S.

Florida Department of Health officials and the CDC said they are looking into a second infection of MERS in the U.S., and are due to release more information Monday afternoon.

The first case of the MERS virus within the U.S. occurred in Indiana in late April. The patient is currently in good condition at Community Hospital in Munster, Ind. and may be heading home in the near future. The unnamed victim is a hospital worker in Saudi Arabia, where MERS has infected hundreds and killed at least 100.

The patient, who was in Indiana on a planned visit to see family, was placed in full isolation and all staff members who had contact with him previously have tested negative for the disease. Health…

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Very Interesting.

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