MERS-CoV Antibodies in Humans, Africa, 2013–2014


Dromedaries in Africa and elsewhere carry the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). To search for evidence of autochthonous MERS-CoV infection in humans, we tested archived serum from livestock handlers in Kenya for MERS-CoV antibodies. Serologic evidence of infection was confirmed for 2 persons sampled in 2013 and 2014.

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@inproceedings{Liljander2016MERSCoVAI, title={MERS-CoV Antibodies in Humans, Africa, 2013–2014}, author={Anne Liljander and Benjamin Meyer and Joerg Jores and Marcel A. M{\"{u}ller and Erik Lattwein and Ian Njeru and Bernard Bett and Christian Drosten and Victor Max Corman}, booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases}, year={2016} }