MERS-CoV: public health investigation and management of possible cases
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV): clinical management and guidance
- 14 July 2014
- Last updated:
- 24 January 2017, see all updates
An algorithm on the public health investigation and management of possible cases of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus).
Ref: PHE publications gateway number 2014847 PDF, 215KB, 1 page
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The incubation period for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) 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 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 or occupational health service. Symptoms would include fever, cough, or any other respiratory symptoms.
Published: 14 July 2014
Updated: 24 January 2017
- Updated version (v28) of case algorithm.
- Updated version (v25) of case algorithm.
- Updated version (v24) of case algorithm.
- Updated algorithm.
- First published.