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