How concerned are you about contracting a potentially deadly infection from a patient?

All clinicians face at least some risk of contracting serious infections from patients.
All clinicians face at least some risk of contracting serious infections from patients.

All clinicians face at least some risk of contracting potentially serious infectious diseases from patients.

The recent surfacing of 2 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the U.S. serves as a reminder of the danger. 

On May 2 and 11, the first and second cases were confirmed in travelers from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. The 2 cases are not linked, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MERS is caused by a coronavirus. Infected individuals develop severe acute respiratory illness. About 30% of MERS patients have died.

Renal & Urology News would like to ask urologists and nephrologists the following poll question. All responses are anonymous.

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