Skip to comments.US, Florida Health Officials Confirm Second Case Of MERS On US Soil
Posted on 05/13/2014 3:18:11 AM PDT by PoloSec
U.S. health officials confirmed the countrys second case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East, and said the patient was in good condition in an Orlando, Florida hospital.
The patient, 44, is a healthcare worker who lives and works in Saudi Arabia and traveled to the United States to visit relatives. He was admitted to the Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando on May 9.
The case is the second imported instance of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, reaching U.S. soil. The first case was confirmed late last month in Indiana, raising fears about the global spread of the virus that has no treatment and kills about one-third of infected patients.
The CDC said it is not clear whether the person was infectious on the plane, but it is now contacting some 500 people who traveled on the same U.S. flights as the health worker out of an abundance of caution, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden told reporters on a conference call.
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