Central Quang Nam province has been closely monitoring patients with symptoms of acute respiratory failure to prevent the transmission of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

Health authorities have provided local medical workers at all levels with training on disease control and are carefully supervising passengers at Ky Ha and Tam Hiep ports and Chu Lai Airport.

The province has prepared all necessary medical facilities and medicines for related emergencies and conducting MERS-CoV tests as needed, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Health Nguyen Thi Lien said.

It has also drawn up procedures for the isolation of suspected cases, contamination control and treatment plans, she added.-VNA