Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Seropositivity in Camel Handlers and Their Families, Pakistan.
A high percentage of camel handlers in Saudi Arabia are seropositive for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. We found that 12/100 camel handlers and their family members in Pakistan, a country with extensive camel MERS-CoV infection, were seropositive, indicating that MERS-CoV infection of these populations extends beyond the Arabian Peninsula.
AdolescentAdultAgedAnimalsCamelusChildCoronavirus InfectionsFamilyFarmersFemaleHumansMaleMiddle AgedMiddle East Respiratory Syndrome CoronavirusPakistanPublic Health SurveillanceSeroepidemiologic StudiesYoung Adult
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