Two U.S. health care workers fall ill after treating patient with MERS

By Science News Staff, 17:35 PM May 13, 2014

Guest post by Beth Mole

Two Florida hospital employees have reportedly fallen ill with flulike symptoms after coming in contact with a patient suffering from the second confirmed case of MERS in the United States.

One employee has been admitted to the hospital and is being tested for the viral disease. The other is at home, according to media reports. Officials are also monitoring roughly 20 other health care workers possibly exposed to the deadly respiratory disease.

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