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CDPH Issues Updated Health Alert on MERS-CoV

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has notified California health care facilities of updated information regarding the novel coronavirus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). To date, no cases of MERS-CoV have been identified in the U.S.; however, health care facilities are still encouraged to ensure infection control policies are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s MERS-CoV guidance. The attached CDPH All Facilities Letter (AFL 13-23) includes updates on the incubation period, surveillance, patient evaluation, infection control and laboratory precautions to prevent transmission.