MUNSTER, Ind. (CBS) — The first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the deadly MERS virus has been steadily improving, and should be able to go home from the hospital soon.
CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports the man had been living in Saudi Arabia, working at a hospital that has patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), but it’s not yet clear if that’s where the man contracted the virus.
Starting April 24, the man traveled from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. to visit family in Indiana. He flew from Riyadh to London, then to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, where he boarded a bus to Indiana. On April 27, he developed a fever and cough, and checked himself into Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, where he was diagnosed with the MERS coronavirus.