Via abc7chicago.com: MERS-exposed hospital workers in Munster, Indiana, return to work. Excerpt:
An official at a northwest Indiana hospital says 50 employees who were told to stay at home in isolation after coming in contact with a man diagnosed with a mysterious virus from the Middle East have been cleared to return to work.
Munster Community Hospital chief medical information officer Dr. Alan Kumar says the first of the cleared workers were scheduled to return to work Monday evening.
MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, has an incubation period of two to 14 days. Kumar says the incubation period passed for 35 of the workers on Sunday and for the final 15 on Monday.
Indiana State Department of Health spokesman Ken Severson says the danger for the public in general who came in contact with the patient also has passed.
Health officials said Friday that the patient is considered fully recovered. He was cleared to leave isolation and may travel, if necessary.
"The patient has tested negative for MERS, is no longer symptomatic and poses no threat to the community," said Kumar.