NEVER MISS A STORY: GET THE PIX11 NEWS APP FOR IMPORTANT UPDATES

Health officials: No other MERS cases reported

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
MERS

No more cases of MERS have been detected in the U.S. (CNN)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say no other cases of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East and has hospitalized a man in Indiana have been reported.

Spokespeople for state and federal health agencies said Sunday that the condition of the man with the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the U.S. is continuing to improve.

They say the patient remains in Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, where he was in good condition Sunday.

The man fell ill with MERS after flying to the U.S. late last week from Saudi Arabia, where he was a health care worker.

Staff members at the hospital who had direct contact with him before he was isolated have themselves been placed in temporary home isolation and are being monitored.