Enhanced MERS coronavirus surveillance of travelers from the Middle East to England

Helen Thomas, Hongxin Zhao, Helen Green, Nicola Boddington, Carlos F.A. Carvalho, Husam K. Osman, Carol Sadler, Maria Zambon, Alison Bermingham, Richard Pebody

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Abstract

During the first year of enhanced MERS coronavirus surveillance in England, 77 persons traveling from the Middle East had acute respiratory illness and were tested for the virus. Infection was confirmed in 2 travelers with acute respiratory distress syndrome and 2 of their contacts. Patients with less severe manifestations tested negative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1562-1564
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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