publication . Article . 2016

Antibody Response and Disease Severity in Healthcare Worker MERS Survivors

Abeer N. Alshukairi; Imran Khalid; Waleed A. Ahmed; Ashraf Dada; Daniyah T. Bayumi; Laut S. Malic; Sahar Althawadi; Kim Ignacio; Hanadi Alsalmi; Hail M. Al-Abdely; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016
  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Abstract
We studied antibody response in 9 healthcare workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who survived Middle East respiratory syndrome, by using serial ELISA and indirect immunofluorescence assay testing. Among patients who had experienced severe pneumonia, antibody was detected for >18 months after infection. Antibody longevity was more variable in patients who had experienced milder disease.
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free text keywords: Dispatch, Antibody Response and Disease Severity in Healthcare Worker MERS Survivors, antibody, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, MERS-CoV, ELISA, indirect immunofluorescence assay, IFA, healthcare workers, immune response, viruses, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, lcsh:Medicine, lcsh:R, lcsh:Infectious and parasitic diseases, lcsh:RC109-216, Disease, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Severity of illness, Immune system, Middle East respiratory syndrome, medicine.disease, Viral shedding, Antibody response, Immunology, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Antibody, biology.protein, biology
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NIH| Animal Core
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  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 5P01AI060699-10
  • Funding stream: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
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