But there was an additional suspected MERS case in Arizona that according to the Arizona Health Director's blog was not reported up to the CDC. Based on the CDC's recent changes to how they define what a MERS case is, it appears ARIZONA HAD/HAS A PROBABLE MERS and that it did not get reported to the CDC.
"The person had a travel history to Saudi Arabia and was exposed to sick people. The person had MERS-compatible signs, symptoms, and incubation period- so alert healthcare providers collected specimens for us to test at our State Lab. We received specimens on Monday night and tested them on Tuesday- and by mid-afternoon Tuesday we knew that the samples were negative. If it had been positive, we would have sent it to the CDC for confirmation"Given the recent changes by the CDC, it appears quarantine stations at US points of entry are going to go into MERS testing overdrive