US REPORTS SECOND CASE OF MERS VIRUS

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WASHINGTON D.C.: A second case of the dangerous Middle East respiratory virus, called MERS, has been found in the United States, health authorities said on Monday. The patient is a healthcare worker who resides and works in Saudi Arabia, who traveled by plane May 1 from Jeddah to London, England, then to Boston, Atlanta, and Orlando. The patient, whose name and gender were not released, is in a Florida hospital and is “doing well,” officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters. The patient was in Florida to visit family and was admitted to a hospital on May 8.

AFP

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