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  1. MERS Didn't Spread in U.S. Cases: Health Officials

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The potentially deadly MERS virus did not spread from two patients in the United States to any people in their homes or to health care workers who treated them, federal health officials said Tuesday. The cases of MERS (Mi

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  2. Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists believe they've found a key biological player in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a uniformly fatal lung disease that kills thousands of Americans each year. The finding may be another step forward for patie

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  3. Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Saudi Arabian doctors say they've identified camels as one source of MERS infections in humans. The scientists report they matched genetic samples from the virus that killed a Saudi man last November to virus samples p

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  4. CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm

    By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Illinois man thought to have contracted the potentially fatal MERS virus from a business associate was not infected after all, federal health officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Centers for Disea

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  5. MERS Update: All Workers Test Negative

    Editor's note: This story was updated on May 28. May 27, 2014 -- All hospital workers in Florida and Indiana who were in contact with the patients diagnosed with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) have been cleared to return to work, hospital officials say. In Florida, follow-up testing on all

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  6. Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with certain chronic lung diseases might breathe a bit easier when their diets contain healthy foods like fruits and fish, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 2,200 adults with chronic obstructi

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  7. Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As media reports warn of the first cases of the potentially deadly MERS virus in the United States, three new studies suggest that certain existing drugs might help fight the illness. So far, three U.S. patients have been i

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  8. Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital

    By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second of three patients in the United States diagnosed with the MERS virus has been released from an Orlando, Fla., hospital, officials said Monday. The man, a 44-year-old health care worker from

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  9. Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus

    By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A third U.S. man -- from Illinois -- has tested positive for the MERS virus but shows no signs of the illness, federal health officials reported Saturday. A business associate of the man who brought

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  10. Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill

    By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two Florida hospital workers who helped treat a man with the second diagnosed case of MERS in the United States have developed respiratory symptoms, according to published reports. The workers are be

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