A man who visited Toronto in mid-May contracted severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, the state Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.
It is the eighth confirmed case of SARS in the United States.
The man was identified Friday as having a probable case of the illness. Test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis, DHHS spokeswoman Carol Schriber said.
The man, a resident of Orange County whose name was withheld, developed a fever and respiratory problems after his trip, DHHS said in a news release. His condition is improving as he recovers in isolation at home; none of his family, also quarantined at home, has shown any symptoms.
None of his co-workers or other acquaintances have been quarantined, she said.
State health officials are working with authorities in Canada to trace the source of his infection, she said. Officials here have gotten in touch with all they people they believe may have been exposed to the man while his condition was infectious, she said.
The state already had eight "suspected" cases of the disease as defined by criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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