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Volume 22, Number 10—October 2016

Estimation of Severe Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Cases in the Middle East, 2012–2016

Justin J. O’HaganComments to Author , Cristina Carias, Jessica M. Rudd, Huong T. Pham, Yonat Haber, Nicki Pesik, Martin S. Cetron, Manoj Gambhir, Susan I. Gerber, and David L. Swerdlow
Author affiliations: IHRC Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.J. O’Hagan. C. Carias); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (J.J. O’Hagan, C. Carias, J.M. Rudd, H.T. Pham, Y. Haber, N. Pesik, M.S. Cetron, M. Gambhir, S.I. Gerber, D.L. Swerdlow); Imperial College London, London, UK (M. Gambhir); Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (M. Gambhir)

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Table 1

Estimated cumulative incidence of severe Middle East respiratory syndrome cases in Middle Eastern source countries calculated on the basis of illnesses among travelers, September 2012–January 2016*

Traveler origins Estimated no. cases (95% CI)
All countries Saudi Arabia Jordan Qatar UAE†
Visitors from high-income OECD countries 3,263 (1,297–6,613) 2,269 (902–4,599) 483 (192–979) 163 (65–330) 347 (138–704)
All non–Middle Eastern visitors 1,431 (743–2,452) 995 (517–1,705) 212 (110–363) 72 (37–123) 152 (79–261)

*OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; UAE, United Arab Emirates.
†Only the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai were included in calculations due to a lack of traveler data on the other 5 emirates; no cases have been reported from these other emirates.

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