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Middle East respiratory syndrome infection control and prevention guideline for healthcare facilities

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  • Middle East respiratory syndrome infection control and prevention guideline for healthcare facilities
  • Kim, Jin Yong; Song, Joon Young; Yoon, Young Kyung; Choi, Seong-Ho; Song, Young Goo; Kim, Sung-Ran; Son, Hee-Jung; Jeong, Sun-Young; Choi, Jung-Hwa; Kim, Kyung Mi; Yoon, Hee Jung; Choi, Jun Yong
  • The Korean Society of Infectious Diseases and Korean Society for Chemotherapy


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Title Middle East respiratory syndrome infection control and prevention guideline for healthcare facilities
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Kim, Jin Yong; Song, Joon Young; Yoon, Young Kyung; Choi, Seong-Ho; Song, Young Goo; Kim, Sung-Ran; Son, Hee-Jung; Jeong, Sun-Young; Choi, Jung-Hwa; Kim, Kyung Mi; Yoon, Hee Jung; Choi, Jun Yong

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[Seoul, Korea]:The Korean Society of Infectious Diseases and Korean Society for Chemotherapy

Date 2015-12
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Infection and Chemotherapy:vol. 47(no. 4)
Pages 25
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Health
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Abstract

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an acute viral respiratory illness with high mortality caused by a new strain of betacoronavirus (MERS-CoV). Since the report of the first patient in Saudi Arabia in 2012, large-scale outbreaks through hospital-acquired infection and inter-hospital transmission have been reported. Most of the patients reported in South Korea were also infected in hospital settings. Therefore, to eliminate the spread of MERS-CoV, infection prevention and control measures should be implemented with rigor. The present guideline has been drafted on the basis of the experiences of infection control in the South Korean hospitals involved in the recent MERS outbreak and on domestic and international infection prevention and control guidelines. To ensure efficient MERS-CoV infection prevention and control, care should be taken to provide comprehensive infection control measures including contact control, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, disinfection, and environmental cleaning.