Via FluTrackers, a surprising report from La Voix du Nord: Coronavirus: one year later, the second patient is still hospitalized. This is the unfortunate man who shared a hospital room with an early MERS patient and contracted the disease himself. My last post about him was September 5, 2013, when he was virus-free but in "serious condition." Then he seemed to vanish from the news. Excerpt from a computer translation:
The first patient died on May 28 of "multiple organ failure". The second remained in serious condition. He remains hospitalized at the University Hospital of Lille.
"He is in follow-up care. His condition is stable," says the regional health agency. "He is no longer in intensive care," the hospital confirmed. "It is no longer in isolation since the end of last year. He is no longer carrying the virus, or even contagious. But we do not yet know if eventually he will leave the hospital or recover the autonomy to go home."
It would be helpful to know how MERS has disabled this person, and if other recovered patients are experiencing similar consequences.