MERS-CoV case Definition 13May 2014

 

Case Definition for MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia-13May 2014

 

Suspect Case (patients who should be tested for MERS-CoV)

 

  1. A person with fever and community acquired pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome based on clinical or radiologicalevidence.

    MERS-CoV case Definition 13May 2014

    MERS-CoV case Definition 13May 2014

OR

  1. A hospitalized patient with health care associated pneumonia based on clinical and radiological evidence.

OR

  1. A person with 1)acute febrile (≥38°C)illness,AND 2)body aches,headache,diarrhea,or

nausea/vomiting,with or without respiratory symptoms, AND 3) unexplained leucopenia (WBC <3.5×109/L) and thrombocytopenia (platelets<150×109/L).

OR

  1. A person (including health care workers)who had protected or unprotected exposure.

to a confirmed or probable case of MERS-CoV infection and who presents with upper or lower respiratory illness within 2 weeks after exposure.

 

Probable Case

 

A probable case is a patient in category I or II above with absent or inconclusive laboratory results for MERS-CoV and other possible pathogens who is a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV case or who works in a hospital where MERS-CoV cases are cared for.

 

Confirmed Case

 

A confirmed case is a suspect case with laboratory confirmation  of MERS-CoV infection.

 


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