First case of U.S. MERS transmission reported

New York, May 18 (QNA) – Health officials reported a possible third case of MERS in the United States, though the infected individual didn’t get sick and was not hospitalized.

The new case was discovered in an Illinois man who had contact with the nation’s first MERS case, an Indiana man, according to the CNN.

The Illinois man had two business meetings with the Indiana patient shortly before the Indiana patient was identified as having MERS, CDC officials said. (QNA)

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QNA 1334 GMT 2014/05/18