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4b. MERS coronavirus & avian influenza

Please call the consultant virologist on 0141 201 8721 (38721) / 0141 201 8722 (38722) or via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard (0141 211 4000) as soon as possible to discuss any possible case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). There is a consultant available 24 hours a day.

The WoSSVC has a specific MERS-CoV Real-Time PCR assay.

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) documents in relation to MERS-CoV, including the HPS MERS-CoV Case Management Algorithms:

Transport

All samples from patients with possible MERS-CoV infection are to be transported by Category B transport

Avian influenza 

Please call the consultant virologist on 0141 201 8721 (38721) / 0141 201 8722 (38722) or via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard (0141 211 4000) as soon as possible to discuss any possible case of avian influenza. There is a consultant available 24 hours a day.

The WoSSVC has specific A(H7N9) and A(H3N2), A(H5N1) Real-Time PCR assays. Avian influenza testing will be only be carried out after discussion a consultant virologist. Please see the 'URGENT TESTING' page.