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Deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) reaches United States

MERS Coronavirus

An American who traveled to Saudi Arabia, and later returned via London to the greater Chicago area, is the first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States.  The patient is currently being treated in a hospital in northwest Indiana. MERS is a type of corona virus, a broad family of viruses that includes the common cold and SARS.  Infection can result