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Rapid advice note on home care for patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts

WHO has developed this rapid advice note to meet the urgent need for recommendations on safe home care for patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and public health measures related to management of asymptomatic contacts.

This rapid advice is intended for public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, healthcare managers, and healthcare workers. Patients and the household members should be educated on personal hygiene and basic infection prevention and control measures which are laid out in this document.

WHO continues to monitor the situation closely for any new data that may warrant revision of the contents of this rapid advice note or other documents. Should any factors change, WHO will issue a further update. Otherwise, this document will expire 12 months after the date of publication. If you have further questions, send an e-mail message to outbreak@who.int, with “MERS home care question” in the subject line.

The document can be downloaded from: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/MERS_home_care.pdf?ua=1

Author: World Health Organisation

Citation: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/MERS_home_care.pdf?ua=1

Published: 14/07/2013

Publication Type: Training

Publisher: World Health Organisation