CDC Issues Resources for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released tools that can be adapted for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, a novel coronavirus that has infected 82 people since April 2012, 45 of whom have died.

The CDC offers provider and facility preparedness checklists for MERS-CoV as well as tools that were originally developed for influenza pandemic and SARS preparedness, but which can be adapted for MERS-CoV.

The CDC issued updated guidance on the virus in June. MERS-CoV cases have been reported in eight countries since April 2012, with 66 of the total 82 cases occurring in Saudi Arabia. So far, no cases have reported in the U.S.

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