Friday October 24th 2014

CDC update on MERS

Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith / CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now confirmed that neither of the two imported cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States spread the virus to any of their household members or to the health care workers who treated the two persons.

In May 2014, CDC confirmed two imported cases of MERS in the United States — one in Indiana, the other in Florida. The cases were unlinked, though both infections occurred in health care providers who lived and worked in Saudi Arabia, where they are believed to have been infected.

To access “Frequently Asked MERS Questions and Answers,” go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/mers/faq.html.

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