August 21, 2013
The second French patient who had been hit by the coronavirus MERS but no longer carries the virus is still in hospital in Lille in serious condition, officials said Wednesday at the CHR Lille.
"He remains hospitalized in intensive care without isolation procedure with a medical condition that is serious," he told AFP a spokesman for the CHR.
For over three months the patient was hospitalized Lille, where he was placed in a first time in quarantine before emerging to mid-July. The patient had been infected in late April when he shared in the Valenciennes hospital room the first patient in France, fell ill after returning from a trip to Dubai. The first patient died on May 28, when he was hospitalized in intensive care in Lille since May 9. Both patients were placed under extracorporeal support to take over their lung function.