Laboratory testing for middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus, California, USA, 2013–2014

Mahtab Shahkarami, Cynthia Yen, Carol Glaser, Dongxiang Xia, James Watt, Debra A. Wadford

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Abstract

Since Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) first emerged, the California Department of Public Health has coordinated efforts to identify possible cases in travelers to California, USA, from affected areas. During 2013–2014, the department investigated 54 travelers for MERS-CoV; none tested positive, but 32 (62%) of 52 travelers with suspected MERS-CoV had other respiratory viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1664-1666
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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