It LOOKS as unpleasant as it SOUNDS... A virus that attacks your respiratory system has turned up in Florida ... We're tracking this HEALTH ALERT. 3 Good evening everyone, the Center for Disease Control AND the Florida Health Department are warning everyone to be alert. They confirm, someone in an Orlando hospital has been diagnosed with MERS. It stands for "Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus"... and there is no vaccine for it. When we first told our followers on Social Media about this virus, many of you had questions like, what is it?, what are the symptoms? ... and should I be concerned? We checked with a local doctor for answers.. Channel 4's Vic Micolucci is joining us now live from Baptist Health with details on this HEALTH ALERT. Vic, what have you found out about MERS? 3 3 3 They call it dangerous ...but not an epidemic ...a man visiting family in Orlando has it...it's the first time ever in Florida ...and the second time in the US.... 06-121:41-1:4906:18 today we are announcing the unwelcome, but not unexpected news of a second imported case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus or MERS in the United States.The director of the Centers for Disease Control briefed the world today on an illness that's making its way to American soil... The announcement comes as a man in Orlando is diagnosed with MERS...The CDC says the patient lives in Saudi Arabia, where the virus is the worst, and works in health care.09:15 we have sent additional staff to Saudi Arabia in conjunction with the World Health Organization to learn more about the virus including to try to understand where it comes from and what are the risk factors for acquiring it.Details on the patient aren't being released ...but he or she traveled by airplane from Saudi Arabia to London, then Boston, Atlanta and finally Orlando to visit family at the beginning of May. The patient has symptoms of MERS and is being treated in an Orange County hospital....Last week, the CDC confirmed a case in Indiana...the first ever known contraction in the US.10:33 since march 2014 there has been a substantial increase in the number of MERS cases reported worldwideThe assistant US surgeon General says there have been 538 confirmed cases worldwide...and 145 deaths... Before entering the US, it spread to Europe and Malaysia. It's noted by fever, chills and a cough...43:05 it's like SARS if you have heard from the last decade.Experts like Doctor Om Kapoor with the infectious disease department at Baptist health say it's reason to be cautious...but it's nothing to panic about. 43:32 once you get it or if you get exposed, it is a big concern because there is no treatment or vaccine for this. 46:05 mortality could be up to 30%. So it could be alarming if we don't use the caution right now. 3 Experts say don't go near sick people...if at all possible. Wash your hands often and don't touch your eyes or mouth with your hands. They say if you have symptoms like fever, chills or cough ...see a doctor. VM, Ch4, TLS. Vic, do we know how many people this patient may have come in contact with while in the United States?