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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010

Research

Alkhurma Hemorrhagic Fever in Humans, Najran, Saudi Arabia

Abdullah G. Alzahrani, Hassan M. Al Shaiban, Mohammad A. Al Mazroa, Osama Al-Hayani, Adam MacNeil, Pierre E. Rollin, and Ziad A. MemishComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (A.G. Alzahrani, H.M. Al Shaiban, M.A. Al Mazroa, O. Al-Hayani, Z.A. Memish); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A. MacNeil, P.E. Rollin)

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Table 1

Clinical signs of Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus among 28 patients, Najran, Saudi Arabia, 2006–2009

Clinical feature No. (%) patients
Hospitalized, n = 11 Not hospitalized, n = 17 Total
Fever 11 (100) 4 (24) 15 (54)
Nosebleed 5 (46) 3 (18) 8 (29)
Rash 5 (46) 2 (12) 7 (25)
Jaundice 5 (46) 1 (6) 6 (21)
Change in urine color 5 (46) 1 (6) 6 (21)
Gum bleeding 5 (46) 0 5 (18)
Neck rigidity 3 (27) 0 3 (11)
Numbness of extremities 2 (18) 0 2 (7)
Seizures 2 (18) 0 2 (7)
Change in feces color 1 (9) 0 1 (4)

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