Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CDC: #MERS Case Guidance


For Healthcare Providers

  • Infection control recommendations for healthcare settings
    Until the transmission characteristics of MERS-CoV are better understood, patients under investigation and probable and confirmed cases should be managed according to CDC’s infection control recommendations for the coronavirus that caused SARS. See Appendix A: Type and duration of precautions needed for selected infections and conditions in the 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings Adobe PDF file [1.1 MB, 225 pages].

    Infection prevention recommendations may be updated as information about transmission and the severity of clinical illness caused by MERS-CoV becomes available.

    There is clear evidence of limited human-to-human transmission, possibly involving different modes,  such as droplet and contact transmission. But further studies are required to better understand the risks.
  • Respirator Trusted-Source Information
  • Respirator Fact Sheet

For Health Departments

Lab Guidance

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