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UPDATE: 2nd MERS Case in U.S. Found In Orlando

 
UPDATE: 2nd MERS Case in U.S. Found In Orlando
Posted Monday, May 12th 2014 @ 3pm

UPDATE 5/12 3:07pm

A second U.S. case of the potentially deadly MERS virus is found - this time in the Orlando area.

Florida Surgeon general Dr. John Armstrong says details will be coming out later Monday afternoon from the unnamed hospital where the person is being held in isolation, but also said transmission is rare.

MERS is a respiratory illness that begins with flu-like fever and cough but can lead to shortness of breath, pneumonia and death.

 

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Health officials have confirmed a second U.S. case of a mysterious MERS virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.

And its somewhere in Florida.

The Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control have scheduled a news conference for this afternoon with more details.

MERS is a respiratory illness that begins with flu-like fever and cough but can lead to shortness of breath, pneumonia and death.  A third of those who develop symptoms die from it.

 

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