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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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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of patients with and without MERS-CoV infection, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2015*

Any underlying medical conditions 49/780 (6.3) 1 (5.0) 48/761 (6.3)
Regularly smoke (% daily) 10/773 (1.3) 1/19 (5.6) 9/755 (1.2)
Current chronic conditions§ 49/780 (6.3) 1/19 (5.3) 48/761 (6.3)

*Median age (interquartile range): for all, 35.1 (26.6–41.3) years; for case-patients, 29.8 (28–37.2) years; for non–case-patients, 35.2 (29.6–41.4) years. CoV, coronavirus; MERS, Middle East respiratory syndrome; NA, not applicable.
†Molecular or serologic evidence of MERS-CoV infection.
‡Denominator indicates the number of women who answered the question.
§Included asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and breast cancer.

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

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

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