ILLINOIS – When you think about deadly forces from the Middle East, usually a specific kind of terrorist comes to mind. But this is a different story.
To be clear, we’re not saying that MERS – a respiratory syndrome -is anything sinister. It’s just a bug. But it is contagious and potentially deadly.
Health officials say MERS made its way to Indiana and Florida after people reportedly picked it up in Saudi Arabia. Then a business interaction sent it over to Illinois too.
So far it seems the victims are all okay. Still, hospitals and healthcare workers are prepping for the worst.