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MERS Comes to the Midwest. "Don't Panic."

 
MERS Comes to the Midwest.
Posted Saturday, May 3rd 2014 @ 8am  by WOOD Radio News Team

Now we have the first case of the new MERS virus in America. 

The man with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has been a significant problem in Saudi Arabia, flew into O'Hare airport from that other country and sickened after taking the bus to his destination in Indiana. 

even though, he is relatively 'next door, the Kent County Health Department says not to panic here in Michigan. 

Even though MERS is deadly, it apparently does not travel well from person-to-person. 

The Health Department's Adam London tells WOOD TV there are "relatively few" cases, even in Saudi Arabia.

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