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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

REWARDS OF PREPARATION AND COMMUNICATION: Local healthcare systems get ready for anything by prioritizing constant outreach

When the one of the first two confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) showed up at the emergency room at Community Hospital in April, the staff was following procedure and protocol for a possible infectious disease when the dangerous and contagious illness was unexpectedly…

June 17, 2014 2:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hospital deserves praise for quick response

Community Hospital in Munster has been praised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its response to the patient diagnosed last week with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The hospital deserves the region's praise as well.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
Health officials discuss MERS case

Health officials discuss MERS case

Local, state and federal health officials and Gov. Mike Pence talked with the media regarding the first known case of MERS in the U.S., diagnosed and treated at Munster's Community Hospital.

May 05, 2014 4:09 pm
Community Hospital CEO talks MERS case

Community Hospital CEO talks MERS case

Don Fesko, CEO of Community Hospital, discusses the first known case of MERS in the the U.S., which his hospital diagnosed and treated.

May 05, 2014 3:22 pm
Munster MERS patient may be released soon

Munster MERS patient may be released soon

MUNSTER | Health officials said Monday a man with a deadly Middle Eastern virus recovering at Community Hospital could be released soon. No new cases have been identified.

May 05, 2014 2:45 pm Video Photos


No new Middle East virus cases reported; governor to join media briefing

MUNSTER | A patient at Community Hospital with the first U.S. case of a deadly virus from the Middle East remains in good condition and is improving daily, according to a statement released Sunday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

May 04, 2014 8:00 pm
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