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Updated Information and Guidelines for Evaluation of Patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory to provide updated guidance to state health departments and healthcare providers in the evaluation of patients for MERS-CoV infection. The advisory includes a summary, background, current status and recommendations for healthcare providers for detection and testing of MERS-CoV infections worldwide and recommendations for healthcare providers and health departments. The entire health update is available on the CDC website at http://emergency.cdc.gov/HAN/han00380.asp.

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