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Interim Guidance For Health Professionals

CDC interim guidance for evaluating patients, close contacts and clusters, reporting patients under investigation (PUIs), testing specimens, and infection control.

Clinical Features

CDC interim information for clinicians on human infections with MERS-CoV.

Case Definitions

CDC case definitions for patient under investigation (PUI), confirmed case, and probable case.

Data Collection

Tools to collect data on patients under investigation (PUIs).

Infection Prevention and Control

Interim recommendations for managing hospitalized patients with known or suspected MERS-CoV infection.


Checklists and resources to help healthcare providers and facilities enhance preparedness for MERS-CoV infection control.

Home Care and Isolation or Quarantine

CDC interim guidance on implementing home care and isolation or quarantine of people confirmed to have, or being evaluated for, MERS.

Guidance on Air Medical Transport (AMT)

Updated guidance to assist AMT service providers transporting MERS patients.


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CDC Commentary: Be on the Alert for This Novel Coronavirus

  • CDC Commentary: Be on the Lookout for MERS-CoV
    CDC Commentary: Be on the Lookout for MERS-CoV
    Running Time 5:26 mins
    Date Released 06/23/2014

    CDC's Dr. Susan Gerber provides an update on MERS, including when to evaluate patients, collecting appropriate specimens, and infection control. The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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