MERS patient improving at Indiana hospital
Doctors say the first patient in the U.S. to catch a the deadly Mideast virus MERS will soon be released from a Munster, Indiana hospital.
Hospital officials are not saying much about the patient, citing federal regulations. He lives in Saudi Arabia and works at a hospital there that has treated MERS patients. He came to Munster for a planned visit with his family.
On Monday April 28 he walked into the emergency room of Community Hospital in Munster, complaining of flu-like symptoms — fever, cough and shortness of breath. He was quickly put into a private room.
Some hospital workers are on home isolation for the two-week incubation period.