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Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015

Molecular Epidemiology of Hospital Outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2014

Shamsudeen F. Fagbo1, Leila Skakni1, Daniel K.W. Chu1, Musa A. Garbati, Mercy Joseph, and Ahmed M. HakawiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (S.F. Fagbo, L. Skakni, M.A. Gabrati, M. Joseph, A.M. Hakawi); The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (D.K.W. Chu, M. Peiris)

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Characteristics of 21 patients tested for infection with MERS-CoV, King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia, 2014*

Patient Age, y/sex Date of illness onset Date of first ED visit Date of hospitalization Patient group Outcome
Externally acquired infections
EA-1 32/M Mar 29 Apr 5 Apr 6 Patient Recovered
EA-2 65/F Apr 6 Apr 11 Apr 12 Patient Deceased
EA-3 46/F Apr 13 Apr 20 Apr 21 Patient Recovered
EA-4 70/M Apr 18 Apr 22 Apr 28 Patient Deceased
EA-5 64/M Apr 18 Apr 27 Apr 28 Patient Recovered
EA-6 22/F Apr 20 Apr 27 Apr 28 Patient Recovered
EA-7 28/F May 1 May 2 Transferred Patient Transferred
EA-8 21/F May 5 May 8 May 9 Patient Deceased
EA-9† 50/F May 5 May 1 May 3 Patient Deceased
Nosocomial infections
KFMC-0 34/F Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr 17 ED nurse Recovered
KFMC-1 45/F Apr 20 Apr 29 May 2 ED nurse Deceased
KFMC-2 60/F Apr 25 Apr 4 Apr 5 Patient Deceased
KFMC-3 62/F Apr 27 Feb 1 Jan 12 Patient Deceased
KFMC-4 63/F May 1 Apr 21 Apr 22 Patient Deceased
KFMC-5 56/F May 3 May 10 May 12 Nurse, MW-D Recovered
KFMC-6 74/F May 6 Mar 19 Mar 21 Patient Transferred
KFMC-7 36/F Apr 26 Apr 30 May 3 Nurse, MW-C Recovered
KFMC-8 53/F Apr 30 Mar 27 Mar 28 Patient Recovered
KFMC-9 29/M May 1 May 7 May 9 ED nurse Recovered
KFMC-10 46/F Apr 23 Apr 30 May 5 Nurse, MW-C Recovered
KFMC-11 41/F Apr 24 Apr 27 Apr 30 Nurse, MW-C Recovered

*MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus; ED, emergency department; KFMC, King Fahad Medical City; MW, medical ward.
†This patient visited the ED on May 1 for another illness and was hospitalized on May 3. MERS-related symptoms developed on May 5 while she was hospitalized. The incubation period was compatible with either externally acquired or nosocomial infection.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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