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MERS Virus Affects Another in the U.S.

It seems that the MERS Virus has spread to another person. According to The Detroit News website, health officials reported Saturday what appears to be the first time that a mysterious Middle East virus has spread from one person to another in the United States.

The report goes on to state that the Illinois man probably picked up an infection from the Indiana man, who became the first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Virus earlier this month. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the Illinois man never needed medical treatment and is reported to be feeling well. They said that the two men met during a 40-minute business meeting where they think the virus got spread.

However, despite this news, this virus is said to not be highly contagious. "The new report is not considered evidence that the virus is spreading more easily among people than previously thought, says Dr. David Swerdlow of the CDC. For more information on this story as it develops, visit

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