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First confirmed case of MERS virus in US

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May 2, 2014
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Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East. The man fell ill after flying to the U.S. last week from Saudi Arabia. (May 2) Video provided by AP


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