Media Briefing:
Middle East Respiratory
Syndrome Coronavirus
(MERS-CoV)
Disease Control Division
Ministry of Health Malays...
Media & MERS-CoV:
What Is Your Role?
• Keeping the community informed about
MERS-CoV, through sustained engagement
with th...
Overview of MERS-CoV:
• New strain of coronavirus that has not been seen in humans
before
• Coronaviruses are a large fami...
MERS-CoV Cases and Deaths:
April 2012 – June 2013
Countries Cases (Deaths)
France 2 (1)
Italy 3 (0)
Jordan 2 (2)
Qatar 2 (...
Malaysia & MERS-CoV:
The Preparedness Activities
• Dissemination of information to the public and the
healthcare community...
“The future of humanity and
microbs likely will unfold as
episodes of a suspense thriller
that could be titled Our Wits
Ve...
“The future of humanity and
microbs likely will unfold as
episodes of a suspense thriller
that could be titled Our Wits
Ve...
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Dr chongck mers cov media briefing (pkp's slide) 5 july 2013

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Taklimat berkenaan MERS-COV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus) oleh Dr ChongCK bertarikh 5 Julai 2013 di IPK Bangsar.

Virus ini mula tersebar di Arab Saudi, dan perhatian lebih perlu diberikan kepada jemaah-jemaah yang baru pulang dari Umrah di Makkah & Madinah, Arab Saudi.

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    1. 1. Media Briefing: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Disease Control Division Ministry of Health Malaysia 5 July 2013
    2. 2. Media & MERS-CoV: What Is Your Role? • Keeping the community informed about MERS-CoV, through sustained engagement with the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia • Media’s social obligation to the public in providing verified information from the identified MOH sources
    3. 3. Overview of MERS-CoV: • New strain of coronavirus that has not been seen in humans before • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals • SARS-CoV (2003) is distantly related to MERS-CoV • UNKNOWN: – Source of infection? – Mechanism of transmission? – Widespread of infection? – Clinical pattern and course of the disease? • Presenting symptoms: acute, severe respiratory illness • No specific treatment for the disease and should be based on the patient’s symptoms • No vaccine is currently available
    4. 4. MERS-CoV Cases and Deaths: April 2012 – June 2013 Countries Cases (Deaths) France 2 (1) Italy 3 (0) Jordan 2 (2) Qatar 2 (0) Saudi Arabia 62 (34) Tunisia 2 (0) United Kingdom (UK) 3 (2) United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1 (1) TOTAL 77 (40) WHO does not recommend any travel or trade restrictions with respect to MERS-CoV
    5. 5. Malaysia & MERS-CoV: The Preparedness Activities • Dissemination of information to the public and the healthcare community • Management of Malaysian hajj / umrah pilgrims • Screening of travellers and flight crews at the international points of entry • Surveillance of respiratory illness i.e. clinical-based and laboratory based surveillance • Management of respiratory illness  Clinical management of the patients  Laboratory management of the clinical samples
    6. 6. “The future of humanity and microbs likely will unfold as episodes of a suspense thriller that could be titled Our Wits Versus Their Genes” Dr. Joshua Lederberg ˜ THANK YOU ˜
    7. 7. “The future of humanity and microbs likely will unfold as episodes of a suspense thriller that could be titled Our Wits Versus Their Genes” Dr. Joshua Lederberg ˜ THANK YOU ˜
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