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Second Possible Case Of Mers Being Checked Out In Orlando

 
Second Possible Case Of Mers Being Checked Out In Orlando
Posted Tuesday, May 13th 2014 @ 11am

 

A hospital employee who helped to treat a MERS patient in Orlando is now in isolation and being checked for the virus.

A Saudi Arabian man who was in Central Florida visiting family was diagnosed with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and is recovering.

The hospital worker has shown some symptoms consistent with MERS and is being kept in isolation while testing continues.

The Orlando case of MERS is only the second found in the U.S. since the virus was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

Scott Barbour / 2014 Getty Images

 

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