First Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
Mailles, A., Blanckaert, K., Chaud, P. et al. (2013). First Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infections in France, Investigations and Implications for the Prevention of Human-to-Human Transmission, France, May 2013. Euro Surveillance. 13;18(24).
The authors discuss the first 2 cases of MERS-CoV in France in 2013, and how they were handled to demonstrate the need for stringent infection control measures when caring for suspected or confirmed cases. They also note the atypical presentation of the index case, who did not originally present with respiratory symptoms.