CDC Updates Interim MERS Infection Prevention Recommendations

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

The update includes new information regarding the length of time infection control precautions should be followed, management of sick healthcare personnel, considerations for visitors of patients with MERS-CoV, and hand hygiene. The CDC also offers two MERS-CoV preparedness checklists — for healthcare facilities and one for healthcare providers.

Three cases of the MERS infection have thus far been reported in the U.S.

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