Skip to comments.MERS makes first U.S. appearance, in Indiana
Posted on 05/02/2014 2:18:31 PM PDT by Kartographer
The first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has been reported in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
The patient is a health-care provider who recently traveled to Saudi Arabia to provide health care, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, assistant surgeon general with the U.S. Public Health Service and director for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
The person, an American male, traveled on April 24 from Riyadh to London, then to Chicago, and took a bus to Indiana, officials said. He began experiencing shortness of breath, coughing, and fever on April 27, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.
The patient was admitted to Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, on April 28, the same day he visited the emergency department there, the health department said. He has been isolated and is in stable condition. He is receiving oxygen support, but does not require a ventilator, Schuchat said.
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3rd world mass immigration, how wonderful... *cough*
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No excuse for this. Travel should have been restricted from Saudi to America.
This admin is disgusting.
Make that Camelhumpers.
This person appears to be one of ours, however.
Bring out yer dead!
What could go wrong?
This was on the nightly news just now. All these third world hell holes, one way or another, will destroy the world.
that sounds more like a plot in a book on how to spread infectious disease, like Captain Trips or something...
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
Ping! (Thanks, nully!)
There are still US oilfield hands working in Saudi, as well as other US citizens.
Thanks for the ping!
You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!
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