CDC: Man who traveled through Chicago to Indiana is first U.S. case of MERS

The first U.S. case of a respiratory virus that has caused deadly outbreaks in the Middle East is hospitalized in Munster, Indiana after the man traveled through Chicago on his way to Indiana.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday they have confirmed the first U.S. case of a respiratory virus that has caused deadly outbreaks in the Middle East: A man who traveled through Chicago on his way to Indiana.

In a statement, Community Hospital in Munster said they were treating the man who is in good condition. Officials said they were “maintaining appropriate isolation protocols” for the protection of health care staff.

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