Guidelines for MERS

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a respiratory virus which causes

severe respiratory illness. It was first identified in September 2012 in a 60 year old patient from

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who died from a severe respiratory infection in June 2012. Most

reported cases either lived in the Arabian Peninsula or recently travelled from the Arabian

Peninsula before they became ill….. See attached documents for more.


MERS CoV guidelines for identification and management of suspected cases 09 June 2015_published