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Volume 23, Number 6—June 2017

Research

Hospital Outbreaks of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Daejeon, South Korea, 2015

Jung Wan Park, Keon Joo Lee, Kang Hyoung Lee, Sang Hyup Lee, Jung Rae Cho, Jin Won Mo, Soo Young Choi, Geun Yong Kwon, Ji-Yeon Shin, Jee Young Hong, Jin Kim, Mi-Yeon Yeon, Jong Seok Oh, and Hae-Sung NamComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, South Korea (J.W. Park, K.J. Lee); Sokcho Medical Center, Sokcho, South Korea (K.H. Lee); Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall, Ulsan, South Korea (S.H. Lee); Daejeon Provincial Government, Daejeon, South Korea (J.R. Cho); Chuncheongbukdo Provincial Government, Cheongju (J.W. Mo); DaeChung Hospital, Daejeon (S.Y. Choi); Ministry of Health and Welfare, Sejong, South Korea (G.Y. Kwon); Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon (J.-Y. Shin); Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon (J.Y. Hong); Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon (J. Kim, M.-Y. Yeon, H.-S. Nam); Gwanggyo Ean Pediatric Clinic, Suwon, South Korea (J.S. Oh)

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Table 2

Middle East respiratory syndrome attack rates among all exposed persons, Daejeon, South Korea, 2015

Exposure
Hospital A
Hospital B
Total
No. exposed /no. with confirmed case
Attack rate, %
No. exposed/no. with confirmed case
Attack rate, %
No. exposed/no. with confirmed case
Attack rate, %
Total
301/14
4.7

371/11
3.0

672/25
3.7
Inpatients 227/8 3.5 122/6 4.9 349/14 4.0
Same ward as index case-patient 62/8 12.9* 52/6 11.5* 114/14 12.3*
Other wards
165/0
0

70/0
0

235/0
0
Caregivers† 29/5 17.2* 32/4 12.5 61/9 14.8*
Same ward as index case-patient 17/5 29.4‡ 23/4 17.4 40/9 22.5*
Other wards
12/0
0

9/0
0

21/0
0
Nurses 20/0 0 78/1 1.3 98/1 1.0
Doctors 8/0 0 35/0 0 43/0 0
Others§ 17/1 5.9 104/0 0 121/1 0.8

*p<0.05
†Family or professional.
‡p<0.1.
§Paramedics, students, engineers, and visitors.

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