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Be informed about the MERS-CoV virus

Since April 2014, there has been an increase in reported cases of human infection with MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus) in the Middle East, with spread to Europe, North Africa, Asia and the United States.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has released information on the MERS-CoV  virus for health workers and health sector employers. It includes information on what to watch for, as well as occupational health and safety and infection prevention and control measures.

The Ministry will continue to share up-to-date information on its dedicated Emergency Planning and Preparedness page

UPDATE (March 2015): The Ministry has updated the list of countries affected by MERS-CoV. For details read the dedicated page for health care workers and employers

Page last reviewed March 06, 2015