Agent Name

Coronavirus

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Infectious Agents

Comments

"To reduce the risk of introducing severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus, civets and related animals (family Viverridae) may not be imported into the United States." [CDC Travel, p. 531] ". . . health care providers should evaluate patients for MERS if they develop fever and pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome within 14 days after traveling from countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula or have had close contact with a recent traveler from this area who has fever and acute respiratory illness." [CDC Travel, p. 267]

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