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For Immediate Release: Monday, May 12, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
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CDC announces second imported case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in the United States

What

CDC and Florida Department of Health officials are investigating the second case of MERS-CoV infection in the United States. MERS-CoV, a virus relatively new to humans, was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012.  On May 2, 2014 CDC reported the first case of MERS in the United States.

Who

Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS, FCCP
Florida’s State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health

When

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET

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A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/media.

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