MERS virus infection in US discovered in Indiana patient who traveled from Middle East
(dailyRx News) The MERS virus has been under the close watch of health officials around the globe since it first started causing infections in 2012. This week, the first US patient was discovered.
Cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have mostly centered around Saudi Arabia and other middle eastern countries. Much is still to be learned, but some evidence of limited person-to-person transmission in close settings has been seen.
US health officials are investigating the US case and stressed that the risk to the wider public is low.
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