Epidemiological Alert: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - 5 June 2015

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The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) recommends that Member States, in light of the possible occurrence of events related to the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), ensure that health care workers have access to up to date information on the illness, be familiar with the principles and procedures for handling MERS-CoV infections, and be trained to inquire about a patient's travel history in order to connect this information with clinical data. 

PAHO/WHO does not recommend any particular type of screening at entry points regarding this event, nor any restrictions on travel or trade.