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Volume 20, Number 4—April 2014


Novel Betacoronavirus in Dromedaries of the Middle East, 2013

Patrick C.Y. Woo1Comments to Author , Susanna K.P. Lau1, Ulrich Wernery, Emily Y.M. Wong, Alan K.L. Tsang, Bobby Johnson, Cyril C.Y. Yip, Candy C.Y. Lau, Saritha Sivakumar, Jian-Piao Cai, Rachel Y.Y. Fan, Kwok-Hung Chan, Ringu Mareena, and Kwok-Yung Yuen
Author affiliations: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (P.C.Y. Woo, S.K.P. Lau, E.Y.M. Wong, A.K.L. Tsang, C.C.Y. Yip, C.C.Y. Lau, J.-P. Cai, R.Y.Y. Fan, K.H. Chan, K.-Y. Yuen); Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U. Wernery, B. Johnson, S. Sivakumar, R. Mareena)

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Table 1

Epidemiologic data for dromedaries in the Middle East that were positive for a novel betacoronavirus, DcCoV UAE-HKU23, 2013*

Age category Reason for sample testing Virus load
Calf Routine check 3.3 A- 106
Calf Routine check 1.1 A- 106
Calf Routine check 1.5 A- 105
Calf Routine check 3.4 A- 105
Calf Routine check 3.2 A- 106
Calf Routine check 6.5 A- 105
Calf Routine check 9.5 A- 105
Calf Routine check 5.7 A- 104
Calf Routine check 2.1 A- 105
Calf Routine check 4.4 A- 105
Adult Diarrhea 7.3 A- 105
Calf Diarrhea 9.8 A- 107
Calf Diarrhea 4.4 A- 107
Calf Diarrhea 1.0 A- 107

*DcCoV, dromedary camel coronavirus; calf, <1 year of age.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.