Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), identified recently, is a severe lung infection posing a global threat to human health. It is important to understand the nature of this disease and the ways to prevent, respond to, and control outbreaks of MERS.
This online course consists of 4 modules.
Module 1: The nature of the virus, its history and impact on human health.
Module 2: Detection, assessment and laboratory investigation of the disease.
Module 3: Strategies to prevent and control MERS outbreaks in communities, healthcare settings and in animals.
Module 4: Risk communication and community engagement considerations, strategies and best practice for a MERS outbreak.
There are resources attached to each module to help you dive further into this topic, and you will take a quiz at the end of the course.
If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on OpenWHO and go for the course!Enroll me for this course
A record of achievement is issued to those who have earned more than 80% of the maximum number of points for the sum of all graded assignments. A confirmation of participation is issued to those who have completed at least 80% of the course material.