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The role of superspreading in Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) transmission.
Euro Surveill. 2015 Jun 25; 20(25):14-8.ES

Abstract

As at 15 June 2015, a large transmission cluster of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERSCoV)was ongoing in South Korea. To examine the potential for such events, we estimated the level of heterogeneity in MERS-CoV transmission by analyzing data on cluster size distributions. We found substantial potential for superspreading; even though it is likely that R0 < 1 overall, our analysis indicates that cluster sizes of over 150 cases are not unexpected forMERS-CoV infection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26132768

Citation

Kucharski, A J., and C L. Althaus. "The Role of Superspreading in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Transmission." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 20, no. 25, 2015, pp. 14-8.
Kucharski AJ, Althaus CL. The role of superspreading in Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) transmission. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(25):14-8.
Kucharski, A. J., & Althaus, C. L. (2015). The role of superspreading in Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) transmission. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 20(25), 14-8.
Kucharski AJ, Althaus CL. The Role of Superspreading in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Transmission. Euro Surveill. 2015 Jun 25;20(25):14-8. PubMed PMID: 26132768.
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