Risk Factors for Primary Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Illness in Humans, Saudi Arabia, 2014.

@article{Alraddadi2016RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Primary Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Illness in Humans, Saudi Arabia, 2014.},
  author={Basem M. Alraddadi and John Thomas Watson and Abdulatif Almarashi and Glen R. Abedi and Amal Turkistani and Musallam Sadran and Abeer Housa and Mohammad A. Almazroa and Naif Alraihan and Ayman Banjar and Eman K. Albalawi and Hanan Alhindi and Abdul Jamil Choudhry and Jonathan G Meiman and Magdalena Paczkowski and Aaron T. Curns and Anthony Wayne Mounts and Daniel R Feikin and Nina M Marano and David L. Swerdlow and Susan I. Gerber and Rana A. Hajjeh and Tariq Ahmed Madani},
  journal={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={49-55}
}
Risk factors for primary Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) illness in humans are incompletely understood. We identified all primary MERS-CoV cases reported in Saudi Arabia during March-November 2014 by excluding those with history of exposure to other cases of MERS-CoV or acute respiratory illness of unknown cause or exposure to healthcare settings within 14 days before illness onset. Using a case-control design, we assessed differences in underlying medical conditions and… CONTINUE READING
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