Thursday, May 8, 2014
(Munster, IN) -- The first U.S. patient to contract the MERS virus continues to improve and should be released from an Indiana hospital in a few days. Officials with the Community Hospital in Munster said the patient will remain in isolation at home until the Indiana State Department of Health and the CDC decide he is no longer a risk to infect the public. The patient is a healthcare worker who recently returned from Saudi Arabia, where the virus was first discovered. MERS is an often deadly disease with no known treatment.