Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause a range of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Viruses in this family also cause a number of animal diseases.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
This strain of coronavirus that causes MERS was first identified in 2012 in Saudi Arabia. Our understanding of the virus and the disease it causes is continuing to evolve.
Update on MERS‐CoV transmission from animals to humans, and interim recommendations for at‐risk groups
State of Knowledge and Data Gaps of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Humans
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus Joint Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/WHO mission
Riyadh, 4-9 June 2013
Technical guidance - laboratory
Laboratory Testing for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus: Interim recommendations (revised)
Technical guidance - infection prevention and control
Infection prevention and control of epidemic-and pandemic prone acute respiratory infections in health care
Interim guidance for infection prevention and control during health care for probable or confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection
Rapid advice note on home care for patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection presenting with mild symptoms and management of contacts
Technical guidance - surveillance and investigation
Interim surveillance recommendations for human infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus - update
Assessment of potential risk factors of infection of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) among health care personnel in a health care setting