Evaluation of a Visual Triage for the Screening of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Patients

In 2017, the Saudi Ministry of Health released a visual triage system with scoring to alert healthcare workers in emergency departments and hemodialysis units for the possibility of occurrence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in their patients.

Reported Direct and Indirect Contact with Dromedary Camels among Laboratory-Confirmed MERS-CoV Cases

There is now strong consensus that dromedary camels are the main source of transmission of MERS-CoV to humans. Despite MERS-CoV causing little to no disease in dromedaries, MERS-CoV can circulate within and between dromedary herds, and from dromedaries to humans.