MERS Patient Improves, Hospital Officials Say

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No new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus have been identified
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Note: State and federal officials, including Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, are scheduled to provide more updates at a 10 a.m. news conference. NBCChicago.com intends to offer live coverage in this post.

A patient with the first confirmed U.S. case of a deadly new respiratory illness on Monday was said to be improving at Community Hospital in Munster, according to the hospital and the Indiana State Department of Health.
 No new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus have been identified, according to the hospital.
The hospital and state confirmed Friday that the patient, who is reported to have recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, was the first confirmed case of the disease in the country.

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