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MERS Imported to US   [open pdf - 273KB]

"Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has caused severe illness and death in people from several countries. On May 11, 2014, the second imported case was confirmed in a traveler to the United States. The first confirmed case of MERS-CoV was reported in a traveler to the United States on May 2, 2014. The patient, a healthcare worker who traveled from Saudi Arabia to a city in Indiana by way of London and Chicago, was isolated in a hospital during the course of illness and later discharged, having fully recovered. On May 11, 2014, a second U.S. imported case of MERS was confirmed in a traveler who also came to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia. The patient is hospitalized and doing well. The patient flew from Saudi Arabia to the United States by way of London, England; Boston, Massachusetts; Atlanta, Georgia; and Orlando, Florida. CDC is working very quickly to investigate this second U.S. case of MERS and respond to minimize the spread of this virus."

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2014-05-02
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC: http://emergency.cdc.gov/
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