Updated information on the epidemiology of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection and guidance for the public, clinicians, and public health authorities, 2012-2013

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Sep 27;62(38):793-6.

Abstract

The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first reported to cause human infection in September 2012. In July 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations Emergency Committee determined that MERS-CoV did not meet criteria for a "public health emergency of international concern," but was nevertheless of "serious and great concern". This report summarizes epidemiologic information and provides updates to CDC guidance about patient evaluation, case definitions, travel, and infection control as of September 20, 2013.

MeSH terms

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Saudi Arabia / epidemiology
  • Travel
  • United States / epidemiology