Middle East Respiratory Syndrome:  Introduction

This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with introductory level knowledge to manage MERS. By the end of this course participants should be able to summarize symptoms, treatment, and prevention of MERS, describe transmission routes of MERS-CoV, and describe why MERS CoV is a global threat to human health.

**Please note: This course was developed in 2018. For the latest updates, please refer to the relevant health topics on the WHO website.

Self-paced
Language: English
Basic (Basique), Normative

Course information

Overview: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a zoonotic, severe viral lung infection, with a high case-fatality rate. It is a global threat to human health and it is important to understand the nature of this disease and the ways to prevent, respond to, and control outbreaks of MERS. Decision-makers and frontline responders will gain introduction knowledge along with resources on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) after completing this course. These resources can be used as refreshers for experienced personnel or as an introduction to the topic for everyone else.

This course provides a general introduction to the disease through downloadable presentations, transcripts, and quizzes that can be reviewed at your own pace.

Learning objective: By the end of this course participants should be able:

  • summarize symptoms, treatment, and prevention of MERS;
  • describe transmission routes of MERS-CoV;
  • describe why MERS CoV is a global threat to human health.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete at least 80% of the course materials.

Course contents

  • MERS :

    Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a zoonotic, severe viral lung infection, with a high case-fatality rate. It is a global threat to human health and it is important to understand the nature of this disease and the ways to prevent, respond to, and control outbreaks of MERS.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 80% of the course material.