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Euro Surveill. 2014 May 29;19(21). pii: 20817.

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

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National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) National Coordination Centre for Communicable Disease Control, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.

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.

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