June 7, 2013 – The Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee on Infection Prevention and Control (PIDAC-IPC) has created a new supporting document, Tools for Preparedness: Triage, Screening and Patient Management of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infections in Acute Care Settings to their document Routine Practices and Additional Precautions in all Health Care Settings.
This document was developed to provide guidance in the following areas:
- Preparedness before the first case arrives
- Components of case management plans
- Exposure follow-up
To date, there are no reports of anyone in Canada infected with this virus. For more information and resources on MERS-CoV, please refer to www.oahpp.ca/about/hot-topics.html. Additional information and guidance regarding MERS-CoV, including infection prevention control and occupational health guidance is located on the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care website.