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Infection now spreading in US

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The disease known as MERS may be spreading from Florida to other parts of the country.

The CDC says more than a hundred people at two Florida hospitals may have been exposed to the respiratory infection that can lead to shortening of breath, pneumonia and death.

This spreading infection already killed an estimated 145 people worldwide. Most cases were in the Middle East, but the first US case was diagnosed in a health-care worker at a hospital in Saudi Arabia who traveled back to the states.

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