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Knowledge and practices of primary health care physicians regarding updated guidelines of MERS-CoV infection in Abha city

Saad Al-Amri; Rishi Kumar Bharti; Safar A. Alsaleem; Hassan M. Al-Musa; Shweta Chaudhary; Ayub A Al-Shaikh;
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  • Published: 27 Feb 2019 Journal: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, volume 8, issue 2, pages 455-461 (issn: 2249-4863, eissn: 2278-7135, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
Abstract
Background: Human coronaviruses (hCoV) usually cause mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illnesses. The novel coronavirus (nCoV), or Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), is a particular strain different from any other known hCoV with the possibility of human and also zoonotic transmissions. The aim of the study to assess primary health care (PHC) physicians' knowledge and adherence regarding Saudi Ministry of Health guidelines regarding MERS-CoV. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study design was followed to include 85 PHC physicians in Abha city. An interview questionnaire has been designed by the researcher that was used to asse...
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