Health workers exposed, one hospitalized

13 May, 2014

One of two health workers at a Florida hospital exposed to the Orlando patient has been admitted to the hospital but is in stable condition. The other was treated and discharged and is following precautions at home. Officials are monitoring the health of another 20 healthcare workers including a doctor who had already left for Canada and are tracking down nearly 100 people who may have overlapped with the patient at two Orlando medical facilities he visited. Dr. Kevin Sherin, director of the Florida Department of Health for Orange County says:

We’re not going to see the last of this. We are going to see more cases coming to our community. … All of the emergency departments in the United States, to be perfectly honest, need to become very familiar with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and making sure the protocols are in place.

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