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Volume 25, Number 10—October 2019
Synopsis

Transmissibility of MERS-CoV Infection in Closed Setting, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2015

Maria D. Van Kerkhove1Comments to Author , Sadoof Alaswad, Abdullah Assiri, Ranawaka A.P.M. Perera, Malik Peiris, Hassan E. El Bushra, and Abdulaziz A. BinSaeed2
Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (M.D. Van Kerkhove); Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (S. Alaswad, A. Assiri, H.E. El Bushra, A.A. BinSaeed); Jubail General Hospital, Riyadh (S. Alaswad); The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (R.A.P.M. Perera, M. Peiris); HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Hong Kong (M. Peiris)

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Figure 1

Schematic of expatriate dormitory (the residence, buildings 1–12) and MERS-CoV infection attack rates (IARs), Riyadh Saudi Arabia, 2015. Each building contained 2 villas on 3 floors. The distance between buildings is ≈5 m. During the initial investigation (October 2015), 8 residents were positive for MERS-CoV by PCR (indicated by black boxes); they lived in buildings 1B, 2A, and 5B. A vegetable garden separated buildings 3 and 10, and a convenience store (shop) separated buildings 6 and 7. IARs

Figure 1. Schematic of expatriate dormitory (the residence, buildings 1–12) and MERS-CoV infection attack rates (IARs), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2015. Each building contained 2 villas on 3 floors. The distance between buildings is ≈5 m. During the initial investigation (October 2015), 8 residents were positive for MERS-CoV by PCR (indicated by black boxes); they lived in buildings 1B, 2A, and 5B. A vegetable garden separated buildings 3 and 10, and a convenience store (shop) separated buildings 6 and 7. IARs are shown as percentages inside each villa. MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus; PRNT, plaque-reduction neutralization test.

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1Current affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

2Current affiliation: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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