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Volume 25, Number 10—October 2019

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 3

Bivariate analyses of reported exposures to known MERS patient, including overall cohort, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2015*

Reported exposure Case-patients, no. (%), n = 19 Non–case-patients, no. (%), n = 809 p value† RR (95% CI)
Direct contact with known (symptomatic) MERS-CoV case-patient 11 (57.9) 43 (5.3) <0.001 10.9 (6.7–17.6)
Shared bedroom with known case-patient 6 (31.6) 10 (1.2) <0.001 25.5 (10.3–63.1)
Shared kitchen with known case-patient 4 (21.1) 11 (1.4) <0.001 15.5 (5.4–44.2)
Shared bathroom with known case-patient 6 (31.6) 10 (1.2) <0.001 25.5(10.3–63.1)
Shared meal with known case-patient 5 (26.3) 11 (1.4) <0.001 19.4 (7.5–50.3)
Shared transportation to/from place of employment with known case-patient 5 (26.3) 18 (2.2) <0.001 11.8 (4.9–28.5)
Reported nondirect contact with case-patient‡ 4 (21.1) 11 (1.4) <0.001 15.5 (5.4–44.2)

*CoV, coronavirus; MERS, Middle East respiratory syndrome; RR, risk ratio.
†By χ2 test.
‡No physical contact, nonphysical contact (including talk to the known case-patient).

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

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

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