CHICAGO May 17 A resident in Illinois who had
close contact with a patient in Indiana who is the first known
U.S. case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, has
tested positive for the virus, the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention said on Saturday.
The Illinois resident did not seek or require medical care
and is reported to be feeling well, but officials involved in
investigating the first case have been monitoring his health
since May 3, the CDC said.
The first confirmed case of MERS was discovered in Indiana
in early May and the second, in Florida, on May 11.
(Reporting by Nick Carey; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)