No Other Cases Of MERS Found

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO):  Health officials with the Indiana State Department of Health say that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient is in good condition and improving.  

On Friday a case of MERS was diagnosed at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana.  The State Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control to prevent the spread of the virus.  
“The patient is in full isolation and presents no risk to patients, staff or the general community,” said Don Fesko, CEO of Community Hospital in Munster.

Since symptoms of MERS may take up to 14 days to occur, staff members at the hospital who had direct contact with the patient has been taken off duty and placed in a temporary home isolation.  

For questions about MERS, you can call the Indiana State Department of Health hotline at 1-877-826-0011 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.