Monday, May 12, 2014

CDC Press Conference Today: 2nd MERS Case Imported To US

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The CDC has informed the media that they will hold a press conference at 2pm this afternoon to announce the 2nd imported MERS case to the United States .


I’ll have updates and details as they become available.

 

 

 

CDC announces second imported case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in the United States

Date: May 12, 2014 11:22 AM
Media Advisory


For Immediate Release


Monday, May 12, 2014
Contact: CDC Media Relations
(404) 639-3286


CDC announces second imported case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in the United States


WHAT: CDC and Florida Department of Health officials are investigating the second case of MERS-CoV infection in the United States. MERS-CoV, a virus relatively new to humans, was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. On May 2, 2014 CDC reported the first case of MERS in the United States.


WHO: Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anne Schuchat, M.D. (RADM, USPHS) Assistant Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service; Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, FCCP
Florida’s State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health

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