The critical care response to a hospital outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection: an observational study

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has caused several hospital outbreaks, including a major outbreak at King Abdulaziz Medical City, a 940-bed tertiary-care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (August?September 2015). To learn from our experience, we described the critical care response to the outbreak.

Methods: This observational study was conducted at the Intensive Care Department which covered 5 ICUs with 60 single-bedded rooms.

We described qualitatively and, as applicable, quantitatively the response of intensive care services to the outbreak. The clinical course and outcomes of healthcare workers (HCWs) who had MERS were noted...

Published on: 2016-10-25