Manchester hospital’s A&E briefly closed over suspected MERS cases

Manchester Royal Infirmary's accident and emergency wing was temporarily shut down on Monday while it investigated two cases of suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)A British hospital's accident and emergency wing was temporarily shut down on Monday while it investigated two cases of suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Both patients at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in northern England have been isolated for treatment, the local public health trust said in a statement. "This afternoon, we confirmed that we are currently investigating two patients for suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome – Coronavirus Infection (MERS-COV)," a spokesperson said.


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