Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a widespread disease among the populations of Asia. Primarily, the illness is peculiar for the clinical settings of Saudi Arabia. However, due to the mobility of global citizens, one can not exclude the appearance of MERS within the external medical environments.
In the case of MERS identification in one of the Florida hospitals, the risk manager has to take immediate actions to prevent the spread of disease. The primary protection should be delivered to the workers of the medical organization since they appear to fall into the major at-risk group at the moment when the patient is brought to the clinic. According to the inspection of 47 cases of disease manifestation, there is a high mortality rate among the patients. Mainly, 45 people out of 47 were reported to face a lethal ending (Tawfiq, 2013). Since the virus is ordinary for the medical workers of the Arabian hospitals, they devised the initial plan of prevention, which way be overtaken by their American colleagues. Thus, due to the planning, the primary measures include complete isolation of the patient, enhanced surveillance, which helps to eradicate the virus on the incumbent stage of its development, and a person-to-person approach (Assiri et al., 2013).
In the case of medical workers’ contamination, it is critical to assure that medical workers receive the full recompense of their treatment. If the victim dies, the state is responsible for compensating the relatives, due to the regulations of monetary compensations.
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Tawfiq, J., Assiri, A., Al-Rabeeah, A., Al-Hajjar, S., Al-Barrak, A., Flemban, H.,… Memish, Z. (2013). Epidemiological, demographic, and clinical characteristics of 47 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus disease from Saudi Arabia: A descriptive study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 13(9), 752-761. Web.