CDC Confirms First Case of MERS on U.S. Soil… in Indiana

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome


ATLANTA – (May 2, 2014) – A deadly virus from the Middle East has turned up on U.S. soil for the first time, according to a report from ABC News.  It said the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed a case in Indiana, but no other information has been released.

ABC News reports, “Middle East respiratory syndrome — or MERS — first surfaced two years ago. Since then, at least 400 cases of the respiratory illness have been reported, and more than 100 people have died.  Saudi Arabia was been the center of the outbreak. All the victims have had ties to the Middle East or to someone who traveled there.  The virus has been found in camels, but officials don’t know how it is spreading to humans.”



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