Overview: This course provides a general introduction to Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), a severe lung infection posing a global threat to human health. By the end of this course, you should be able to describe: the nature of the virus, the disease it causes, its history, and why it is a threat to human health; how to detect and assess a MERS outbreak; strategies for preventing and controlling MERS outbreaks; and what strategies should be used to communicate risk and engage communities to detect, prevent and respond to MERS. 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.
Learning objective: Understand the fundamental principles of MERS and how to effectively respond to an outbreak
Course duration: Approximately 4 hours
Certificates: No certificate available at this time - more information will be announced soon
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 now