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Volume 22, Number 6—June 2016

Dispatch

MERS-CoV Antibodies in Humans, Africa, 2013–2014

Anne M. Liljander1, Benjamin Meyer1, Joerg Jores, Marcel A. Müller, Erik Lattwein, Ian Njeru, Bernard Bett, Christian DrostenComments to Author , and Victor Max Corman
Author affiliations: International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya (A. Liljander, J. Jores, B. Bett); University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany (B. Meyer, M.A. Müller, C. Drosten, V.M. Corman); University of Bern, Vetsuisse Faculty, Bern, Switzerland (J. Jores); EUROIMMUN AG, Lübeck, Germany (E. Lattwein); Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya (I. Njeru); German Centre for Infection Research, Bonn (C. Drosten, V.M. Corman)

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Figure 1

Plot of all individual optical density (OD) ratios obtained from recombinant ELISA testing of human serum samples for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) antibodies, Africa, 2013–2014. All 16 samples exceeding the cutoff of 0.3 and 22 other samples showing an OD ratio below the cutoff were subsequently tested in a plaque-reduction virus neutralization (PRNT) test; these samples are shown in blue, and the 2 samples positive by PRNT are shown in red. The horizontal dashed line

Figure 1. Plot of all individual optical density (OD) ratios obtained from recombinant ELISA testing of human serum samples for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) antibodies, Africa, 2013–2014. All 16 samples exceeding the cutoff of 0.3 and 22 other samples showing an OD ratio below the cutoff were subsequently tested in a plaque-reduction virus neutralization (PRNT) test; these samples are shown in blue, and the 2 samples positive by PRNT are shown in red. The horizontal dashed line represents the cutoff value as determined in a nationwide, cross-sectional serologic study in Saudi Arabia (6).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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