Florida MERS Patient Sat in Busy ER for Hours
Reuters reports that the second US patient diagnosed with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus sat in an Orlando, FL emergency room for four hours—overlapping with up to 100 other patients and 20 medical workers—before doctors became aware he had recently returned from Saudi Arabia. The hospital has since changed intake procedures for patients experiencing flu-like symptoms who have recently returned from travel abroad, but this case shows how difficult virus containment can be in the time between seeking medical care and providers gaining full awareness of a patient’s specific situation.
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