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Healthcare facilities and emergency medical professionals need to be able to recognize and treat disease caused by novel respiratory pathogens, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and COVID-19. This Topic Collection contains resources that can help medical emergency planners and health care professionals: learn more about managing patients experiencing illness from novel respiratory pathogens; understand related infection control principles in healthcare and community settings; and benefit from lessons learned from past outbreaks.