Via Mike Coston at Avian Flu Diary, a report that's suddenly all over the Twittersphere: CDC: Contact Of Indiana MERS Case Tests Positive For The Virus. Excerpt:
The CDC is about to start a hastily called press conference, which I am listening in on - and we should have some more details shortly - but for the time being we have a press release (embargoed till 3:30pm EST) providing the gist of today’s announcement.
The contact is reportedly well, and has seroconverted – developed antibodies to the virus – indicating prior infection.
Documentation of secondary transmission outside of the Middle East has been rare, but with better (and more extensive ) testing being done on contacts of the recent US cases, we should learn a good deal more about how this virus transmits between people.