publication . Article . 2017

Risk Factors for Primary Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection in Camel Workers in Qatar During 2013–2014: A Case-Control Study

Reina S. Sikkema; Elmoubasher Farag; Sayed Himatt; Adel K Ibrahim; Hamad Al-Romaihi; Salih A. Al-Marri; Mohamed Al-Thani; Ahmed M. El-Sayed; Mohammed Al-Hajri; Bart L. Haagmans; ...
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  • Published: 06 Apr 2017 Journal: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, volume 215, pages 1,702-1,705 (issn: 0022-1899, eissn: 1537-6613, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Abstract The transmission routes and risk factors for zoonotic Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections are still unknown. We used the World Health Organization questionnaire for MERS-CoV case-control studies to assess risk factors for human MERS-CoV seropositivity at a farm complex in Qatar. Nine camel workers with MERS-CoV antibodies and 43 workers without antibodies were included. Some camel-related activities may pose a higher risk of MERS-CoV infection, as may cross-border movements of camels, poor hand hygiene, and overnight hospital stays with respiratory complaints. The risk factors identified in this study can be used to develo...
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Medical Subject Headings: endocrine systemvirusesvirus diseases
free text keywords: Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Allergy, Brief Report, MERS-CoV, risk factors, transmission, zoonotic, coronavirus., Zoonosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Case-control study, World health, Virology, Hygiene, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Transmission (mechanics), law.invention, law, Coronavirus, medicine.disease_cause, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Infection control, Environmental health, business.industry, business
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COllaborative Management Platform for detection and Analyses of (Re-)emerging and foodborne outbreaks in Europe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 643476
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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PREPARE
Platform foR European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics
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  • Project Code: 602525
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | HEALTH
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SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: COllaborative Management Platform for detection and Analyses of (Re-)emerging and foodborne outbreaks in Europe
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