Estimation of severe Middle East respiratory syndrome cases in the Middle East, 2012–2016

Justin J. O’Hagan, Cristina Carias, Jessica M. Rudd, Thi Huong Pham, Yonat Haber, Nicki T Pesik, Martin S. Cetron, Manoj Gambhir, Susan I. Gerber, David L Swerdlow

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Middle East respiratory syndrome has been reported among travelers returning from the Middle East, where most cases have been recorded. Using data from travelers, we estimated 3,250 (1,300–6,600) severe cases occurred in the Middle East during September 2012–January 2016. This estimate is 2.3-fold higher than the total laboratory-confirmed cases recorded in these countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1797-1799
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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