Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections in two returning travellers in the Netherlands, May 2014

MERS-CoV Outbreak Investigation Team of the Netherlands

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Abstract

Two patients, returning to the Netherlands from pilgrimage in Medina and Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, were diagnosed with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in May 2014. The source and mode of transmission have not yet been determined. Hospital-acquired infection and community-acquired infection are both possible.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuro Surveill
Volume19
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Coronavirus/genetics
  • Coronavirus Infections/diagnosis
  • Cross Infection/transmission
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle East
  • Netherlands
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Respiratory Tract Infections/diagnosis
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syndrome
  • Travel

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