ILI/SARI Surveillance Intensified Across Both Sentinel and Non-Sentinel Sites for Early Detection of MERS CoV

This was posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 By in Outbreak Alert

PHL has initiated scaling up ILI/SARI surveillance across the sentinel and non-sentinel sites (all district hospitals) with an objective to detect MERS CoV for early containment of the disease. Therefore, all the district hospitals are required to send sample from symptomatic individual with travel history to one of the countries: Thailand, South Korea and Middle East. It is also mandatory to send samples from all SARI cases irrespective of travel history and any issues on logistic and supplies should be discussed with PHL.