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Volume 20, Number 7—July 2014

Dispatch

MERS Coronavirus in Dromedary Camel Herd, Saudi Arabia

Maged G. Hemida1, Daniel K.W. Chu1, Leo L.M. Poon, Ranawaka A.P.M. Perera, Mohammad A. Alhammadi, Hoi-yee Ng, Lewis Y. Siu, Yi Guan, Abdelmohsen AlnaeemComments to Author , and Malik PeirisComments to Author 
Author affiliations: King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia (M.G. Hemida, M.A. Alhammadi, A. Alnaeem); Kafrelsheikh University, Kafr Elsheikh, Egypt (M.G. Hemida); The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (D.K.W. Chu, L.L.M. Poon, R.A.P.M. Perera, H.-y. Ng, L.Y. Siu, Y. Guan, M. Peiris)

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Table 2

Longitudinal sampling of MERS-CoV–positive dromedary camel calves on farm A, Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia*

Calf no. Sample collection date Sex/age RT-PCR result Titer
13 2013 Dec 30 F/1 y Positive <20

2014 Feb 14
F/1 y
Negative
640
15 2013 Dec 30 F/1 y Positive 20

2014 Feb 14
F/1 y
Negative
160
17 2013 Dec 30 F/40 d Positive 80

2014 Feb 14
F/3 mo
Negative
1,280
19 2013 Dec 30 F/1 y Positive NA

2014 Feb 14
F/1 y
Negative
320
*MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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