Health officials originally contacted the Illinois resident earlier this month after learning that he had met with the Indiana patient on two occasions prior to the Indiana man’s hospitalization, according to a release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An initial test of the Illinois man on May 5 came back negative for an active MERS-CoV infection, officials said. But further testing revealed that the man had in fact been previously infected with the virus.
The Illinois man did not require medical care, officials said, and is reportedly feeling well. Local health officials are continuing to monitor the man's health condition, officials said.
The man’s body likely developed antibodies that fought off the MERS virus, health officials said.
Strong immune system, he fought it, therefore it is survivable. this brings the total to five outside the point of origion. two Orlando healthworkers Another case in FL and two in the Netherlands.
Keeping an eye on the progression.