COCA Call Today: Thursday, June 11, 2015 – Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation for MERS

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Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation for MERS

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Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 – TODAY

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Audio Only: There are no presentation slides and registration is not required.

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  • 630-395-0368 (International Callers)

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On May 20, 2015, the Republic of Korea (Korea) reported to the World Health Organization an initial case of laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV infection, the first case in what is now the largest single outbreak of MERS-CoV outside of the Arabian Peninsula. During today’s call, clinicians will be provided information about the global situation and the current status of the MERS-CoV outbreak in the Republic of Korea, updated guidance to healthcare providers and state and local health departments regarding who should be evaluated and tested for MERS-CoV infection, and further guidance on “Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Possible MERS-CoV.”


Susan Gerber, MD

Team Lead

Division of Viral Diseases

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases — CDC

David Kuhar, MD

Medical Officer

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases — CDC

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