Family cluster of middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus infections, Tunisia, 2013

Fekri Abroug*, Amine Slim, Lamia Ouanes-Besbes, Mohamed Ali Hadj Kacem, Fahmi Dachraoui, Islem Ouanes, Xiaoyan Lu, Ying Tao, Clinton Paden, Hayat Caidi, Congrong Miao, Mohammed Mohammed Al-Hajri, Mokhtar Zorraga, Wissem Ghaouar, Afif BenSalah, Susan I. Gerber, Philippe Barboza, Alison Bermingham, Julie Fontaine, Alireza MafiBabakar Ndoya, Nahoko Shindo

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Abstract

In 2013 in Tunisia, 3 persons in 1 family were infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The index case-patient's respiratory tract samples were negative for MERS-CoV by reverse transcription PCR, but diagnosis was retrospectively confirmed by PCR of serum. Sequences clustered with those from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1527-1530
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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