This toolkit is intended for use by hospital emergency departments, and tests how long it takes for a potential patient with a highly infectious disease to be identified and for staff to begin exposure mitigation procedures; how long it takes for a patient to be transferred to an isolation room; and the capability of the facility to make notifications internally and to the health department.
During the study, the use of personal protective equipment after the occurrence of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infections compared with the period before MERS infections increased dramatically from 2,947.4 to 10,283.9 per 1,000 patient-days for surgical masks and from 22 to 232 per 1,000 patient-days for N95 masks.
Scientists investigated virus mutations and found that certain mutations made the Middle East respiratory (MERS) virus more resistant against the human immune system. The analysis of mutations is essential for predicting the risk of a pandemic.
The Saudi Ministry of Health reports three Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases, one of which from Riyadh City is described as a `secondary, household contact.'
With the new cases, the total global number of laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) cases reported to WHO since 2012 is 2,262 with 803 associated deaths.
Using sensitive immunological assays and a cohort of camel workers with well-documented camel exposure, research showed that approximately 50 percent of camel workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and 0 percent of controls were previously infected.
Sixty high-level public health and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) practitioners, researchers, and experts will meet to establish a pool of experts that can be deployed rapidly during any future outbreaks, as well as share and discuss the latest evidence, best practices, and lessons learned on MERS.
Around 2090 confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from 27 countries have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) between September 2012 and October 2017, the majority of whom occurring in countries in the Arabian Peninsula, mainly in Saudi Arabia.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, October 9, that 10 people have died among 32 infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia since June.
Saudi Arabia confirmed one more Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) case, and the World Health Organization (WHO) posted an update on 32 Saudi cases over the summer, 12 of which were part of illness clusters.