An observational, laboratory-based study of outbreaks of middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Jeddah and Riyadh, kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2014.

@article{Drosten2015AnOL,
  title={An observational, laboratory-based study of outbreaks of middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Jeddah and Riyadh, kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2014.},
  author={Christian Drosten and Doreen Muth and Victor Max Corman and Raheela Hussain and Malaki Al Masri and Waleed H Hajomar and Olfert Landt and Abdullah Assiri and Isabella Eckerle and Ali Al Shangiti and J A Al-Tawfiq and Ali M. Albarrak and Alimuddin I. Zumla and Andrew Rambaut and Ziad Ahmed Memish},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={369-77}
}
BACKGROUND In spring 2014, a sudden rise in the number of notified Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections occurred across Saudi Arabia with a focus in Jeddah. Hypotheses to explain the outbreak pattern include increased surveillance, increased zoonotic transmission, nosocomial transmission, and changes in viral transmissibility, as well as diagnostic laboratory artifacts. METHODS Diagnostic results from Jeddah Regional Laboratory were analyzed. Viruses from the… CONTINUE READING

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