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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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.