CDC: First US Case Of Deadly MERS Virus Reported In Indiana

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Above: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Transmission electron micrograph of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus

The first U.S. case of MERS-CoV was recently reported in Indiana, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

MERS-CoV, is short for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and it’s a type of coronavirus, according to affiliate station WXIN.

The CDC and Indiana State Department of Health are conducting a joint investigation of this case, WXIN reported.

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