President Obama has been briefed on mystery virus MERS, White House spokesman Jay Carney said at today's briefing.
Carney on MERS: The president has been briefed on this development. The CDC is taking this current situation very seriously"
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 13, 2014
President has been briefed on the MERS development, Carney says
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) May 13, 2014
#MERS: White House says Obama has been briefed and CDC is watching situation very closely.
— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) May 13, 2014
CNN reported on the two individuals in America who were infected with MERS:
There is a second confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome imported into the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday.
Officials from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health are investigating.
The Indiana patient was an American health care provider who had been working in Saudi Arabia and was on a planned visit to Indiana to see his family.