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Volume 20, Number 4—April 2014

Novel Betacoronavirus in Dromedaries of the Middle East, 2013

Patrick C.Y. Woo1Comments to Author , Susanna K.P. Lau1, Ulrich Wernery, Emily Y.M. Wong, Alan K.L. Tsang, Bobby Johnson, Cyril C.Y. Yip, Candy C.Y. Lau, Saritha Sivakumar, Jian-Piao Cai, Rachel Y.Y. Fan, Kwok-Hung Chan, Ringu Mareena, and Kwok-Yung Yuen
Author affiliations: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (P.C.Y. Woo, S.K.P. Lau, E.Y.M. Wong, A.K.L. Tsang, C.C.Y. Yip, C.C.Y. Lau, J.-P. Cai, R.Y.Y. Fan, K.H. Chan, K.-Y. Yuen); Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U. Wernery, B. Johnson, S. Sivakumar, R. Mareena)

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Table 4

Detection of antibodies to MERS-CoV in dromedaries in the Middle East, 2013*

Test, antibody titer No. (%) positive samples
Indirect immunofluorescence
160 2 (3.4)
320 12 (20.3)
640 16 (27.1)
1280 11 (18.6)
2560 14 (23.7)
4 (6.8)
Neutralization antibody test
<10 1 (1.7)
10 7 (11.9)
20 14 (23.7)
40 28 (47.5)
80 8 (13.6)
160 1 (1.7)

*MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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