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Hospital Outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

Abdullah Assiri, Allison McGeer, Trish M. Perl, et al for the KSA MERS-CoV Investigation Team N Engl J Med, 2013, online first 19-Jun-2013


This paper describes a cluster of health care worker acquired MERS-CoV infections in Saudi Arabia, occurring in ICU, hemodialysis, and ward settings, with a 65% mortality. There are features to suggest this could have global implications

- high mortality rate



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