MERS-CoV: public health investigation and management of possible cases: Investigation and public health management of possible cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

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Guide

Title

MERS-CoV: public health investigation and management of possible cases: Investigation and public health management of possible cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Description

Algorithm on public health investigation and management of possible cases of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus).

Date Last Updated (Year-Month-Day)

2018-08-07

Objectives

Details

The incubation period for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is currently considered to be up to 14 days. Any respiratory illness occurring in the 14 days following last contact with a confirmed case of MERS-CoV is considered relevant.

Close contacts should self-isolate and alert their GP as soon as possible: where the close contacts are healthcare workers this should be their manager or occupational health service. Symptoms would include fever, cough, or any other respiratory symptoms.

Citation

© Crown copyright 2018, Open Government Licence v3.0

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