CDC Updates MERS-CoV Interim Guidance

May 30, 2014 | Physician Practice News

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​Following report of the second case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on May 15, 2014. Although the mode of transmission is still unknown, standard, contact, and airborne precautions are recommended for hospitalized patients whose condition satisfies the case definition for a patient under investigation; further precautions may be necessary if the patient also has other conditions that warrant specific measures (e.g., tuberculosis, Clostridium difficile, multidrug-resistant organism).

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