Indiana officials say no other cases of MERS have been reported - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Indiana officials say no other cases of MERS have been reported

Posted: Updated:
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WDRB) -- State health officials say no other cases of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East and has hospitalized a man in Indiana have been reported.

They say the condition of the man with the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the U.S. is continuing to improve.

State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess II says the patient remains in Community Hospital in Munster, where he was in good condition Saturday.

The man fell ill with MERS after flying to the U.S. late last week from Saudi Arabia, where he was a health care worker.

Staff members at the hospital who had direct contact with him before he was isolated have themselves been placed in temporary home isolation and are being monitored.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.