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Volume 22, Number 4—April 2016

Exportations of Symptomatic Cases of MERS-CoV Infection to Countries outside the Middle East

Cristina CariasComments to Author , Justin J. O’Hagan, Amy Jewett, Manoj Gambhir, Nicole J. Cohen, Yoni Haber, Nicki Pesik, and David L. Swerdlow
Author affiliations: IHRC, Inc., Atlanta (C. Carias, J.J. O’Hagan); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C. Carias, J.J. O’Hagan, A. Jewett, M. Gambhir, N.J. Cohen, Y. Haber, N. Pesik, D.L. Swerdlow); Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (M. Gambhir)

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Table 1

Number of symptomatic cases of MERS-CoV infection and number of symptomatic cases exported to countries outside the Middle East, overall and during January 1, 2013–January 16, 2015*

Region and country
No. cases overall (no. cases Jan 1, 2013–Jan 16, 2015)
Source countries
KSA 831 (826)
UAE 67 (67)
Jordan 9 (7)
11 (9)
Other Middle Eastern countries
Iran 5 (5)
Oman 7 (7)
Kuwait 3 (3)
Lebanon 1 (1)
Turkey 1 (1)
1 (1)
Countries outside the Middle East
Tunisia 3 (3)
United Kingdom 3 (3)
Algeria 2 (2)
France 2 (2)
Netherlands 2 (2)
Austria 1 (1)
Italy 1 (1)
1 (1)
Source and destination country
No. cases exported
Algeria 2 (2)
Netherlands 2 (2)
United States 2 (2)
Austria 1 (1)
Greece 1 (1)
Malaysia 1 (1)
United Kingdom
1 (1)
1 (1)
1 (1)
Italy 1 (1)

*Based on World Health Organization case counts. MERS-CoV, Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus; KSA, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; UAE, United Arab Emirates.

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