- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV): clinical management and guidance
- 29 May 2014
- Last updated:
- 10 June 2015, see all updates
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.
Primary care algorithm for the initial management and assessment of possible cases of MERS-CoV or avian influenza A
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2014097 PDF, 72.1KB, 2 pages
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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.
Published: 29 May 2014
Updated: 10 June 2015
- Updated version (v8) of primary care algorithm.
- First published.