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.
A Malaysian man was confirmed positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection after returning home from his umrah pilgrimage.
Saudi Arabia has reported an additional 18 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection since October 31.
Researchers analyzed the distribution of human outbreak cluster sizes and zoonotic introduction times and demonstrated that human outbreaks in the Arabian Peninsula are driven by seasonally varying zoonotic transfer of viruses from camels.
This guidance reflects current understanding of MERS-CoV related to IPC and uses revised case definitions. The guidance is intended for health-care workers (HCWs), health-care managers, and IPC teams.
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported two deaths due to Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), bringing the total number of deaths to 707 since June 2014.
Saudi Arabia has reported three more Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases in men from Riyadh, while Oman has reported its second infection of 2017.
Saudi Arabia has reported four new MERS-CoV, three of them involving camel contact.