Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

MERS-CoV map 13 April 2017

Infection prevention and control measures are critical

April 2017 -- Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for acute respiratory infections and to carefully review any unusual patterns. Infection prevention and control measures are critical to prevent the possible spread of MERS-CoV in health care facilities.

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1,952Since September 2012, WHO has been notified of 1,952 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV.

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693WHO has been notified of 693 deaths related to MERS-CoV since September 2012.

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27Since September 2012, 27 countries have reported cases of MERS-CoV

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