David Swerdlow, incident manager, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A virus has crossed our borders and put health professionals on high alert. Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the United States. Officials say they knew the day would come. They prepared, and they’re reacting now. Doctor David Swerdlow, incident manager for CDC, provided details about the CDC’s plan of action to the Federal Drive host Emily Kopp.