80°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
86°
73°
50%
Mon
85°
73°
60%
Tue
83°
72°
60%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

CDC confirms two cases of MERS Virus in U.S.

1 year ago May 14, 2014 May 14, 2014 Wednesday, May 14 2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:36:36 AM EDT in News
Source: CNN

NEWARK, N.J. - The Center for Disease Control is warning people traveling outside of the United States to be careful after two reported cases of the MERS Virus.

A pair of doctors who have recently treated patients abroad tested positive for the virus in Indiana and Florida. As a result, the CDC has begun handing out fliers at some airports to warn travelers about the symptoms of the virus.

MERS is also known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. It has many of the same symptoms as the flu. Just like the flu, it can be deadly, particularly in young or elderly patients.

Right now there is no vaccine for MERS. Instead doctors treat the virus depending on what symptoms patients show. The good news is that MERS doesn't transfer very easily. You would have to come in direct contact with someone who has it to contract it.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
PM T-Storms
85°
72°
Sun
PM T-Storms
86°
73°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
85°
73°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
83°
72°
Wed
Scattered T-Storms
84°
72°