Hospital outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

@article{Assiri2013HospitalOO,
  title={Hospital outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.},
  author={Abdullah M Assiri and Allison J. McGeer and Trish M. Perl and Connie Savor Price and Abdullah A. Al Rabeeah and Derek A. T. Cummings and Zaki N Alabdullatif and Maher Assad and Abdulmohsen Almulhim and Hatem Q. Makhdoom and Hossam Madani and Rafat F. Alhakeem and Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq and Matthew Cotten and Simon J. Watson and Paul Kellam and Alimuddin Zumla and Ziad A. Memish},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={369 5},
  pages={
          407-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND In September 2012, the World Health Organization reported the first cases of pneumonia caused by the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). We describe a cluster of health care-acquired MERS-CoV infections. METHODS Medical records were reviewed for clinical and demographic information and determination of potential contacts and exposures. Case patients and contacts were interviewed. The incubation period and serial interval (the time between the successive… 

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