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CDC Update for Clinicians on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Image of Continuing Education Credits abbreviation. = No Continuing Education

Date:Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time:2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Audio Only:No presentation slides and registration is not required


Susan Gerber, MD
Medical Epidemiologist
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases ─ CDC
Marty Cetron, MD
Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases ─ CDC
David Kuhar, MD
Medical Officer
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases ─ CDC


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a virus that has caused severe respiratory illness and death in the Middle East. Epidemiologic investigations have demonstrated that this virus spreads from person to person during close contact, such as within families and healthcare facilities. The first case of imported MERS-CoV was reported last week in the state of Indiana. Clinicians have a critical role in recognizing and managing suspected cases of MERS-CoV. During this COCA Call, CDC subject matter experts will discuss the epidemiology, clinical signs, and infection control recommendations for MERS-CoV.

Call Materials

Additional Resources

Call Format

  • Audio conference call on 5/06/14: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Additional Call Information

Continuing Education

Target Audience

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


Additional Information

  • Contact
  • 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.