Collaborative intervention of middle east respiratory syndrome

Rapid response team

The Rapid Response Team

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Abstract

On May 20th 2015, a 68 year old man was the first to be diagnosed with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) in Korea. He travelled to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar for 16 days. On May 4th 2015, the patient entered Korea, with febrile sense and respiratory symptoms that appeared on May 11th. The MERS-CoV Outbreak became worse and several patients had to be admitted throughout various hospitals starting at the beginning of June. This situation led to a nationwide chaos. The Rapid Response Team (RRT) was organized after the Korean government's calling for specialists that were composed of 15 Infectious disease Doctors and 2 Infection Control professionals on the 8th of June 2015. The main purpose of the RRT were: 1) consultation to the Government controlling MERS-CoV outbreak. 2) Visit hospitals that were exposed to MERS-CoV infected patients, and to provide advice regarding infection control strategy for rehabilitating of the exposed hospitals. Since June 8th, the RRT visited more than 10 hospitals and an effective consultation was carried out. Most of the hospitals were recovering from the MERS outbreak since early July. Cooperation between the government and private sector experts was very effective. The efforts of government and private sector experts overcame the initial chaos situation. It could prevent further deterioration of the MERS outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

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Private Sector
Korea
Infection Control
Referral and Consultation
Bahrain
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Communicable Diseases
Fever

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Middle east respiratory syndrome
  • Outbreak control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Collaborative intervention of middle east respiratory syndrome : Rapid response team. / The Rapid Response Team.

In: Infection and Chemotherapy, Vol. 48, No. 2, 01.01.2016, p. 71-74.

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