CDC confirmed the first US case of MERS in a traveller from Riyadh to Indiana.
All suspect cases of MERS should be reported to the McHenry County Department of Health immediately. A suspect case, as defined by the CDC, is:
A patient under investigation (PUI) is a person with the following characteristics:
- Fever (≥38°C, 100.4°F) and pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (based on clinical or radiological evidence);
- history of travel from countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula within 14 days before symptom onset;
- close contact with a symptomatic traveler who developed fever and acute respiratory illness (not necessarily pneumonia) within 14 days after traveling from countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula
- is a member of a cluster of patients with severe acute respiratory illness (e.g. fever and pneumonia requiring hospitalization) of unknown etiology in which MERS-CoV is being evaluated, in consultation with state and local health departments.
Any suspect cases must be reported immediately. Please contact the McHenry County Department of Health 815-459-5757