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Since 2012, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus has infected 2,442 persons worldwide. Case-based data analysis suggests that since 2016, as many as 1,465 cases and 293-520 deaths might have been averted. Efforts to reduce the global MERS threat are working, but countries must maintain vigilance to prevent further infections.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2509.190143

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

17/09/2019

Volume

25

Pages

1758 - 1760