Pence to join health officials to discuss MERS

CDC confirms Indiana man tested positive for MERS.
CDC confirms Indiana man tested positive for MERS.

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is joining state health officials Monday to discuss the status of the first known MERS patient in the United States.

The man, who has not been idenitified, remains in Community Hospital in Munster. He was listed in good condition Saturday.

The man fell ill with MERS after flying to the U.S. late last week from Saudi Arabia, where he was a health care worker. Staff members at the hospital who had direct contact with him have been placed in temporary home isolation and are being monitored.

Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention arrived at the hospital over the weekend and helping with the effort to contain the virus.

They said no new cases have been reported.

News 18 will have more from Gov. Pence today on News 18 at Five.

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