Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Apr;23(4):682-685. doi: 10.3201/eid2304.161793.

Surveillance and Testing for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia, April 2015-February 2016.

Abstract

Saudi Arabia has reported >80% of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases worldwide. During April 2015-February 2016, Saudi Arabia identified and tested 57,363 persons (18.4/10,000 residents) with suspected MERS-CoV infection; 384 (0.7%) tested positive. Robust, extensive, and timely surveillance is critical for limiting virus transmission.

KEYWORDS:

MERS-CoV; Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus; Saudi Arabia; infection control; respiratory infections; surveillance; surveillance practices; testing; transmission; viruses; zoonoses

PMID:
28322710
PMCID:
PMC5367404
DOI:
10.3201/eid2304.161793
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for CDC-NCEZID Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center