Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) represents a potential severe illness which should be considered in patients presenting with symptoms of a respiratory illness who satisfy certain travel/exposure criteria.
As seen with Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), MERS represents a significant threat to healthcare providers caring for MERS-infected patients.
Resources will continue to be added as more information is available.
ACEP FACT SHEET: MERS (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) - June 16, 2015
Developed by the ACEP Epidemic Expert Panel
CDC: MERS Information for Healthcare Professionals - Last updated June 10, 2015
WHO: MERS Global Alert and Response - Last Updated June 16, 2015
Identify, Isolate, Inform: Emergency Department Evaluation and Management of Patients Under Investigation for MERS Coronavirus - June 16, 2015
Developed by a member of the ACEP Epidemic Expert Panel, Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, FIFEM
Identify-Isolate-Inform: A Modified Tool for Initial Detection and Management of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Patients in the Emergency Department - August 2015
Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health, Articles In Press