Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

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Infection prevention and control measures are critical

27 March 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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1,917Since September 2012, WHO has been notified of 1,917 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with MERS-CoV.

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684WHO has been notified of 684 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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