Molecular Epidemiology of Hospital Outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2014

@inproceedings{Fagbo2015MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular Epidemiology of Hospital Outbreak of Middle East
Respiratory Syndrome, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2014},
  author={Shamsudeen F. Fagbo and Leila I Skakni and Daniel K. W. Chu and Musa Abubakar Garbati and Mercy V Joseph and Malik Peiris and Ahmed M. Hakawi},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
We investigated an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during March 29-May 21, 2014. This outbreak involved 45 patients: 8 infected outside KFMC, 13 long-term patients at KFMC, 23 health care workers, and 1 who had an indeterminate source of infection. Sequences of full-length MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from 10 patients and a partial sequence of MERS-CoV from another patient, when compared with other MERS-CoV sequences… CONTINUE READING
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