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CDC announces first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus infection (MERS-CoV) in the United States

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 2, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

CDC and the Indiana State Department of Heath are conducting a joint investigation of the first case of MERS-CoV in the United States. MERS-CoV, a virus new to humans, was first reported in the Arabian Peninsula in 2012.

Who

Anne Schuchat, M.D. (RADM, USPHS) Assistant Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service; Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

When

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET

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Transcript
A transcript of this telebriefing will be available following the briefing at www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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