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Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in 3 Persons, South Korea, 2015

Jeong-Sun Yang, SungHan Park, You-Jin Kim, Hae Ji Kang, Hak Kim, Young Woo Han, Han Saem Lee, Dae-Won Kim, A-Reum Kim, Deok Rim Heo, Joo Ae Kim, Su Jin Kim, Jeong-Gu Nam, Hee-Dong Jung, Hyang-Min Cheong, Kisoon Kim, Joo-Shil Lee, and Sung Soon KimComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, South Korea

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Table 1

Real-time reverse transcription PCR results for 2 patients infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, South Korea, 2015*

Sample Index patient (day 9 after illness onset)
Wife of index patient (day 2 after illness onset)
upE, Ct ORF1a, Ct upE, Ct ORF1a, Ct
Sputum 18.61 19.32 26.23 26.63
Nasal swab 29.34 29.58 ND 36.64
Nasopharyngeal aspirate 29.35 31.45 NT NT
Serum 34.81 35.50 ND ND
Urine ND ND 34.34 ND

*Ct, cycle threshold; ND, not detected; NT, not tested; ORF1a, open reading frame 1a gene; upE, upstream envelope protein gene.

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