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Patient being tested for possible case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

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ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s State Laboratory is currently running a panel of respiratory tests, including one for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MER-CoV), on an individual in Alabama. The individual  presented to a hospital in the state on August 13, with respiratory problems. Because of a history of recently returning from Saudi Arabia, the patient was placed in negative pressure isolation and a decision was made to perform a respiratory panel of tests.

There are currently no results available at this time.

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UPDATE:

The Alabama Department of Public Health Bureau of Clinical Laboratories ran a panel of respiratory tests, including one for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), on an individual in Alabama.

The individual  presented to a hospital in the state on Aug. 13 with respiratory problems. Because of a history of having recently returned from Saudi Arabia, the patient was placed in negative-pressure isolation and a decision was made to perform a respiratory panel of tests.

While initial tests at the State Lab were negative, additional testing is required to confirm or exclude MERS.

 

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