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Interim Clinical Guidance and CDC Updates for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

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Date:Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Presenter(s)

Susan Gerber, MD
Medical Epidemiologist
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases ─ CDC
Marty Cetron, MD
Director
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC
J. Todd Weber, MD
Chief
Prevention and Response Branch
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases ─ CDC

Overview

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has caused severe respiratory illness and death in several countries. All cases have been linked, through residence or travel, to countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula. Epidemiologic investigations have demonstrated that this virus can spread from person to person during close contact, such as within families and healthcare facilities. Investigations of the two imported cases of MERS in the US are ongoing. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about the latest situation, surveillance, travelers’ health, and updates to CDC clinical guidance for testing, patient evaluation and infection control.

Call Materials

Additional Resources

Call Format

  • Audio conference call on 5/28/14: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Additional Call Information

Continuing Education

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Health Educators
  • Other Clinicians

Hardware/Software

Additional Information

  • Contact Information:coca@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communications Branch
  • Method of Participation:You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees:COCA continuing education credits are free.

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