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This comprehensive ebook provides authoritative information and practical advice from the world's health experts about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), an emerging novel coronavirus similar to SARS. Health officials are concerned that this virus could threaten human health worldwide.

The continued reporting of new cases indicates that there is an ongoing risk for transmission to humans in the area of the Arabian Peninsula. New reports of cases outside the region raise concerns about importation to other geographic areas. Nosocomial outbreaks with transmission to health-care personnel highlight the importance of infection control procedures.

Contents include:

Part 1 - CDC Severe Respiratory Illness Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) * Part 2 - Laboratory Biorisk Management for Laboratories Handling Human Specimens Suspected or Confirmed to Contain Novel Coronavirus: Interim Recommendations - World Health Organization * Part 3 - Naming of the Novel Coronavirus - World Health Organization * Part 4 - Global Overview Of an Emerging Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) * Part 5 - Interim Guidance Document: Clinical Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections When Novel Coronavirus is Suspected: What To Do And What Not To Do - World Health Organization * Part 6 - Interim Guidelines for Collection, Processing and Transport of Clinical Specimens from Patients Under Investigation for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) * Part 7 - Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) * Part 8 - Interim Surveillance Recommendations For Human Infection With Novel Coronavirus * Part 9 - Infection Prevention and Control During Health Care for Probable or Confirmed Cases of Novel Coronavirus (nCov) Infection * Part 10 - Laboratory Testing for Novel Coronavirus Interim Recommendations - World Health Organization * Appendix 1 - Outbreak Case Definitions * Appendix 2 - Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region * Appendix 3 - Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings (2007).

This edition includes our exclusive Guide to Leading Medical Websites with updated links to 81 of the best sites for medical information, which let you quickly check for updates from the government and the best commercial portals, news sites, reference/textbook/non-commercial portals, and health organizations.

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