The first reported case of MERS or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome was reported here in
On April 24th the carrier of the disease traveled from
Fort Wayne Allen county Health Commissioner Deborah McMahon.
“It's a lower respiratory virus that's been around since 2012,” said McMahan.
Health officials say the virus has been found in camels but it's unknown how it's spreading to humans, and it's considered highly lethal --reportedly killing a third of the people who have gotten ill.
I think these are things that we need to be aware of and alert for but I don't think we need to be panicked,” said McMahan.