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Screening for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection in Hospital Patients and Their Healthcare Worker and Family Contacts: A Prospective Descriptive Study

Memish, Z.A., Al-Tawfiq, J.A., Makhdoom, H.Q. et al. (2014). Screening for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection in Hospital Patients and Their Healthcare Worker and Family Contacts: A Prospective Descriptive Study. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 20(5); 469–474.

The article discusses a descriptive study wherein 5,065 individuals were screened for MERS-CoV, including suspected cases, health care worker contacts, and contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases. The authors cite the data collected as part of this study, as well as data from studies undertaken in several countries, as proof that current infection control recommendations work. They state that the risk of transmission to health care workers is low.
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