Second MERS case in U.S. confirmed

By Ashley Yeager, 14:51 PM May 12, 2014

A second health care worker who traveled from Saudi Arabia to the United States has contracted the MERS coronavirus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite the report of the second case, the risk of MERS infection to the general public is extremely low, CDC director Tom Frieden said during a May 12 press conference.

The patient traveled on May 1 from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to London, then to Boston and Atlanta before stopping in Orlando, Fla., to visit family....

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