publication . Article . 2015

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Outbreak in the Republic of Korea, 2015

Changhwan Lee;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives, volume 6, pages 269-278 (issn: 2210-9099, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency
Abstract
AbstractObjectivesThe outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in the Republic of Korea started from the index case who developed fever after returning from the Middle East. He infected 26 cases in Hospital C, and consecutive nosocomial transmission proceeded throughout the nation. We provide an epidemiologic description of the outbreak, as of July 2015.MethodsEpidemiological research was performed by direct interview of the confirmed patients and reviewing medical records. We also analyzed the incubation period, serial interval, the characteristics of superspreaders, and factors associated with mortality. Full genome sequenc...
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free text keywords: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Original Article, coronavirus, epidemiology, Middle East respiratory syndrome
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