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CDC: Illinois resident tests positive for MERS virus

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The third confirmed case of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) has been found, this time in an Illinois resident, according to the Chicago Sun-Times Voices'.

An Illinois resident who had contact with a northwest Indiana MERS patient tested positive for the virus on Friday, according to a statement from the Center of Disease Control.

The Indiana man, who was discharged on May 9, was the first person to be diagnosed with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS. The Illinois man had close contact with the Indiana patient, the CDC said.

The Illinois resident did not seek medical care; however, health officials have been monitoring him since May 3 as part of a CDC investigation. According to the CDC, the Illinois man is said to be feeling well.

[Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times Voices']

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