Pursuing its continuous efforts, and in compliance with Accreditation Canada standards, the Infection Control Unit at Dasman Diabetes Institute recently held a lecture titled “MERS” for all the staff. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus (MERS) is a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA novel species of the genus Betacoronavirus. Initially called novel coronavirus 2012 or simply novel coronavirus, it was first reported in 2012 after genome sequencing of a virus isolated from sputum samples from person who fell ill in a 2012 outbreak of a new flu.

Conducting this lecture is in lieu with optimizing and guaranteeing the highest standards of safe work environment for both patients and staff of DDI, and as a first line of defense against any potential risks or infections.

The “MERS” lecture was delivered by Dr. Mona Salama, Infection Control Specialist, on Wednesday, 29th June 2015, at DDI.