20 Orlando Health Workers Watched For MERS Symptoms

John Lantigua | Palm Beach Post | May 13, 2014

Nineteen employees at two Orlando hospitals who came in contact with a man infected with the rare MERS virus were sent home under quarantine and are being closely monitored for symptoms. An additional worker who displayed symptoms was put in isolation in the hospital.

Fourteen workers at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and another five employees at Orlando Regional Medical Center were told not to return to work until a 14-day incubation period expires. They are being monitored for the flu-like symptoms that could mean they have early stage MERS — Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Another Phillips employee who came in touch with the MERS patient developed symptoms and has been admitted. But no test results had been received as of Tuesday...