An algorithm, to assess and manage returning travellers and visitors from countries affected by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) or avian influenza A, in primary care.
The incubation period is currently considered to be up to 14 days. Any respiratory illness occurring in the 14 days following last contact with a confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is considered relevant.
Close contacts should self-isolate and alert their GP as soon as possible – where the close contacts are healthcare workers this should be their manager/ occupational health service. Symptoms would include fever, cough, or any other respiratory symptoms.