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Transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infections in Healthcare Settings, Abu Dhabi.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Apr; 22(4):647-56.EI

Abstract

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections sharply increased in the Arabian Peninsula during spring 2014. In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, these infections occurred primarily among healthcare workers and patients. To identify and describe epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of persons with healthcare-associated infection, we reviewed laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases reported to the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi during January 1, 2013-May 9, 2014. Of 65 case-patients identified with MERS-CoV infection, 27 (42%) had healthcare-associated cases. Epidemiologic and genetic sequencing findings suggest that 3 healthcare clusters of MERS-CoV infection occurred, including 1 that resulted in 20 infected persons in 1 hospital. MERS-CoV in healthcare settings spread predominantly before MERS-CoV infection was diagnosed, underscoring the importance of increasing awareness and infection control measures at first points of entry to healthcare facilities.

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26981708

Citation

Hunter, Jennifer C., et al. "Transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infections in Healthcare Settings, Abu Dhabi." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 22, no. 4, 2016, pp. 647-56.
Hunter JC, Nguyen D, Aden B, et al. Transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infections in Healthcare Settings, Abu Dhabi. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(4):647-56.
Hunter, J. C., Nguyen, D., Aden, B., Al Bandar, Z., Al Dhaheri, W., Abu Elkheir, K., Khudair, A., Al Mulla, M., El Saleh, F., Imambaccus, H., Al Kaabi, N., Sheikh, F. A., Sasse, J., Turner, A., Abdel Wareth, L., Weber, S., Al Ameri, A., Abu Amer, W., Alami, N. N., ... Al Hosani, F. I. (2016). Transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infections in Healthcare Settings, Abu Dhabi. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(4), 647-56. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2204.151615
Hunter JC, et al. Transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infections in Healthcare Settings, Abu Dhabi. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22(4):647-56. PubMed PMID: 26981708.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infections in Healthcare Settings, Abu Dhabi. AU - Hunter,Jennifer C, AU - Nguyen,Duc, AU - Aden,Bashir, AU - Al Bandar,Zyad, AU - Al Dhaheri,Wafa, AU - Abu Elkheir,Kheir, AU - Khudair,Ahmed, AU - Al Mulla,Mariam, AU - El Saleh,Feda, AU - Imambaccus,Hala, AU - Al Kaabi,Nawal, AU - Sheikh,Farrukh Amin, AU - Sasse,Jurgen, AU - Turner,Andrew, AU - Abdel Wareth,Laila, AU - Weber,Stefan, AU - Al Ameri,Asma, AU - Abu Amer,Wesal, AU - Alami,Negar N, AU - Bunga,Sudhir, AU - Haynes,Lia M, AU - Hall,Aron J, AU - Kallen,Alexander J, AU - Kuhar,David, AU - Pham,Huong, AU - Pringle,Kimberly, AU - Tong,Suxiang, AU - Whitaker,Brett L, AU - Gerber,Susan I, AU - Al Hosani,Farida Ismail, PY - 2016/3/17/entrez PY - 2016/3/18/pubmed PY - 2016/12/15/medline KW - MERS-CoV KW - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus KW - United Arab Emirates KW - coronavirus infections KW - healthcare-associated infections KW - nosocomial infections KW - transmission KW - viruses KW - zoonoses SP - 647 EP - 56 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerg Infect Dis VL - 22 IS - 4 N2 - Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections sharply increased in the Arabian Peninsula during spring 2014. In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, these infections occurred primarily among healthcare workers and patients. To identify and describe epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of persons with healthcare-associated infection, we reviewed laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases reported to the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi during January 1, 2013-May 9, 2014. Of 65 case-patients identified with MERS-CoV infection, 27 (42%) had healthcare-associated cases. Epidemiologic and genetic sequencing findings suggest that 3 healthcare clusters of MERS-CoV infection occurred, including 1 that resulted in 20 infected persons in 1 hospital. MERS-CoV in healthcare settings spread predominantly before MERS-CoV infection was diagnosed, underscoring the importance of increasing awareness and infection control measures at first points of entry to healthcare facilities. SN - 1080-6059 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26981708/Transmission_of_Middle_East_Respiratory_Syndrome_Coronavirus_Infections_in_Healthcare_Settings_Abu_Dhabi_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2204.151615 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -