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10th Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee concerning MERS coronavirus

WHO

MN Monitoring Desk

The World Health Organization (WHO) convened the tenth Emergency Committee (EC) concerning Middle

East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005).

The objectives of this tenth meeting include: Provide advice on whether the current MERS CoV event constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; Provide technical updates on the epidemiology of MERS-CoV; and Provide advice on appropriate public health measures for national or international implementation.

The meeting was held recently by teleconference. A WHO statement giving an account of the meeting and its conclusions will be posted on the WHO public website.

September 15, 2015

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