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CDC Says Illinois Resident Tests Positive for MERS Virus

The first case of MERS being passed from one person to another within the United States is being reported. 

The Centers for Disease Control said today an Illinois businessman who had close contact with the first known U.S. MERS patient, an Indiana man who contracted the virus in Saudi Arabia, is being quarantined after he tested positive for the potentially deadly virus. 

He's not considered an active carrier of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and doesn't require medical care. 

However, he has been advised to remain in self-isolation.