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Nursing interventions and protective measures during hospitalization of a patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome -coV. A case report

Georgios Argyriou , Sofia Lioli , Aggeliki Parlantza , Anastasia Tsioka , Ioanna Psarakou , Maria Kourkouta , Gabriel Lazos

Abstract

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. On the April 18nth 2014, a laboratory- confirmed case of MERS-CoV infection was reported in Athens, Greece in a patient returning from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Within two days the patient was transferred to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Chest Infection hospital of Athens. In this article we report the procedure followed the period since patient’s hospitalization in a negative pressure room until his transfer to general ICU where his laboratory results were twice negative for MERS-CoV

Keywords: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, MERS-CoV, infection control, nursing care, protection measure

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