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Interim Guidance For Health Professionals

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

Case Definitions

CDC case definitions for PUI, confirmed case, and probable case.

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 better prepare for the possibility of MERS patients.

Interim Home Care and Isolation Guidance

CDC interim guidance to prevent MERS-CoV from spreading in homes and communities if there is ever a case in the U.S.

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