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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 3

Attack rates for Middle East respiratory syndrome among inpatients and caregivers in the same wards as the index case-patient, Daejeon, South Korea, 2015

Person
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 79/13 16.5 75/10 13.3 154/23 14.9
Sex
M 20/5 25.0 36/7 19.4 56/12 21.4*
F
59/8
13.6

39/3
7.7

98/11
11.2
Age, y
30–64 28/5 17.9 28/3 10.7 56/8 14.3
>65
51/8
15.7

47/7
14.9

98/15
15.3
Role
Inpatient 62/8 12.9 52/6 11.5 114/14 12.3
Caregiver†
17/5
29.4

23/4
17.4

40/9
22.5
Hospital or room
Same sector‡ 38/12 31.6§ 44/8 18.2 82/20 24.4§
Same room 4/4 100¶ 12/8 66.7¶ 16/12 75.0¶
Other room 34/8 23.5 32/0 0 66/8 12.1
Different sector#
41/1
2.4

31/2
6.5

72/3
4.2
Ambulatory
Yes 32/10 31.3 41/7 17.1 73/17 23.3
No 23/3 13.0 13/3 23.1 36/6 16.7
Not known 24/0 0 21/0 0 45/0 0

*p<0.1.
†Family or professional.
Sector A of hospital A or sector C of hospital B, as described in Figure 3.
§p<0.05 when compared with attack rates in a different sector.
¶p<0.05 when compared with attack rates in other rooms.
#Sector B of hospital A or sector D of hospital B (Figure 3).

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