Lisa Merck Biography, Lisa Merck Wiki
Lisa Merck is from Crested Butte, said it was after returning from a two-week trip to Hawaii with her husband that she began feeling sick.
She said it started with sniffles, before advancing to left-side body aches, shortness of breath and fatigue.
On March 8, after more than two weeks, Merck was diagnosed with the disease, reported KDVR.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Lisa Merck, 50, from Crested Butte, Colorado, visited Hawaii with her husband, Paul, from February 3 to February 18
- It was on her way home that Merck, an advanced practice nurse, felt sniffles but not much more
- During the first week of March, she began experiencing a fever and left-side body aches that felt ‘like being stabbed with an ice pick’
- On March 8, she was tested for coronavirus and, on March 11, she was confirmed positive for the disease
- Merck is currently in quarantine at home and will no reenter public life until she is cleared negative on two tests taken 24 hours apart
Lisa Merck Age
She is 50 years old.
Who is Lisa Merck
Merck and her husband visited Maui, Oahu and the Big Island between February 3 and February 18.
It wasn’t until she was on her way home that she started feeling ill.
‘We went to a medical conference over there and on the day we were going to leave, I had little sniffles. That’s it,’ Merck told KDVR.
On the plane ride home, the advanced practice nurse then began to experience aches on the left side of her body.
‘We got back and my muscles ached, my bones ached and my joints ached really bad,’ she said.
‘It felt like someone was stabbing me with an ice pick and I was like: “I wonder if I have the flu.”‘
Over the next few weeks, Merck experienced shortness of breath, fatigue and fever.
‘The next thing was extreme exhaustion,’ she told Hawaii News Now.
‘When I showered I was really felt out of breath and really tired.’
After a flu test came back negative, and her symptoms progressed, Merck told her husband to take her to their local emergency room.
She was tested for the virus on March 8 and the results came back positive on March 11, forcing her into quarantine.
According to KITV4, no health officials in Hawaii have contacted her after she revealed the news of her diagnosis.
‘I have not been contacted by the Hawaii health department, I am more than happy, 100 percent, to talk to them at any time,’ Merck said.
At a press conference on Sunday, Dr Sarah Park, Hawaii’s state epidemiologist, said Merck hadn’t been contacted because health officials don’t believe she became infected while in Hawaii.
Merck said she’s ‘definitely getting healthier’ and will be in quarantine until at least March 22 or whenever she’s asymptomatic.