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    The second imported case of the deadly MERS respiratory virus in the United States was confirmed in Orange County, Florida, Monday and involves a health care provider from Saudi Arabia who arrived in the United States on May 1, the the Centers for Disease Control announced Monday.

    The patient, who lives and works in Saudi Arabia, traveled from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to London then on to Boston, and finally to Orlando, Fla. CDC director Tom Frieden said the patient entered the hospital on May 8.

    He said Florida health officials initially determined that the virus was MERS and the the CDC confirmed the finding Sunday night.

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    by annieli on Mon May 12, 2014 at 01:31:28 PM PDT

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