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Update on the MERS Scare i Orlando

In May of 2014, we started seeing news reports of the deadly MERS virus being diagnosed in the Orlando area.  A health care worker from Saudi Arabia was visiting Orlando when he started showing symptoms of the virus.  He was hospitalized at Dr. P Phillips Hospital for several weeks before being released. 

While he was hospitalized, several Orlando residents who worked at the hospital started complaining of being ill.  Out of an abundance of caution, these residents were isolated and treated as if they had MERS.  Twenty other employees, who came into contact with the patient prior to the patient being diagnosed, have also been isolated and tested for the deadly virus.

Along with the patient in Orlando, another in Illinois was tentatively confirmed as having MERS at approximately the same time.  The man from Illinois had recently travelled through the Middle East and was thought to been infected there.  These are the first two reported MERS cases in the United States and it was widely feared that this might be the beginning of an outbreak here in the United States. 

Send the Kids to Surf Art Camp This Summer!

School is out for the summer.  The time of year which parents dread.  The kids are home all day and the parents have to work.  Who is going to watch the children?  They certainly can’t leave their children unsupervised.  What are parents to do? Send the children to Surf Art Camp!  Surf Art Camp located […]

Family Day at The Dinosaur Store

“It’s raining.  It’s pouring.  The old man is snoring.” Not again – another rainy day.  Passing the time on rainy days is torturous, especially when you have a house full of mutinous rambunctious children.  Let’s face it.  Movies may work for the first rain day, but by day two parents are in trouble.  What can […]

Foosaner Art Museum in the Summertime

If you have been looking for a way to beat the rising temperatures, look no further than a visit to the Foosaner Art Museum of Florida Institute of Technology. Located in the Eau Gallie Arts District, the Foosaner Museum opened its doors in 1978. The Museum’s permanent collection includes over 3,000 pieces of art that […]

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