Investigations into Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases detected in hospitals should test broadly for potential contacts.
Researchers used the full details of MERS-CoV cases available on the disease outbreak news section of the World Health Organization website to extract demographic and clinical information, global distribution, contacts, and probable risk factors for the mortality of laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases for analysis.
Oman has reported a case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the first case of MERS-CoV reported in Oman in 2018.
The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus has infected more than 1,800 people across Saudi Arabia with most infections occurring in health care workers.
The measure comes after an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in March infected seven people, resulting in two deaths.
Based on incomplete and conflicting reporting, the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported either 14 Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases in February or 16 cases.
A World Health Organization (WHO) update on Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia revealed 25 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS, including eight associated deaths in January 2018.
These recommendations focus on the hospital setting, the recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE), source control, and environmental infection control measures are applicable to any healthcare setting.
The 20 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection are from 11 areas of the country.
Researchers used genetic sequence data to show that the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus reaches a ‘dead end’ in humans.