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Thursday, May 24, 2018

This Week In Health: The War On Viruses

“This Week In Health” offers highlights from the world of health news that you may have missed this week: MERS, flu treatment, and avocados.

June 17, 2015

CDC Says Illinois Man Who Met With MERS Patient Was Not Infected After All

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times Health officials at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday an Illinois man did not contract MERS from an infected business associate after all. The case, announced May 17, was believed to have been the first instance of human-to-human transmission of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus […]

May 28, 2014

Illinois Man Found To Carry Antibodies To Counter MERS

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified an Illinois man who appears to be the first homegrown case of MERS in the United States. The man does not have an active case of Middle East respiratory syndrome, CDC officials said Saturday. But blood tests show that his […]

May 19, 2014

U.S. Reports Third Case Of MERS Virus

Washington (AFP) – An Illinois man has contracted the MERS respiratory virus after coming into contact with the first case of the mysterious Middle East pathogen in the United States, become the third infected person. It was during an ongoing investigation on the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in the United States […]

May 18, 2014

Man Visiting Florida Is Second MERS Case In U.S.

By Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — A growing global threat of the potentially deadly MERS virus has spread to Orlando with the case of a 44-year-old man visiting from Saudi Arabia, health officials reported Monday. He becomes the second U.S. patient with the respiratory illness, which has infected more than 500 people worldwide and […]

May 13, 2014

MERS Patient Is Isolated In Indiana Hospital

By Juan Perez Jr. and Andy Grimm, Chicago Tribune The man authorities cite as the nation’s first confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome and dozens of hospital workers who first came into contact with him are being isolated from the public, in an effort to contain the potential spread of a deadly pathogen. Medical workers […]

May 6, 2014