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Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014

Antibodies against MERS Coronavirus in Dromedary Camels, Kenya, 1992–2013

Victor M. Corman1, Joerg Jores1, Benjamin Meyer1, Mario Younan, Anne M. Liljander, Mohammed Y. Said, Ilona Gluecks, Erik Lattwein, Berend-Jan Bosch, Jan Felix Drexler, Set Bornstein, Christian DrostenComments to Author , and Marcel A. Müller
Author affiliations: University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany (V.M. Corman, B. Meyer, J.F. Drexler, C. Drosten, M.A. Müller); International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya (J. Jores, A. Liljander, M.Y. Said); Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany, Nairobi (M. Younan); Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse, Nairobi (I. Gluecks); EUROIMMUN AG, Lübeck, Germany (E. Lattwein); Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands (B.-J. Bosch); National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden (S. Bornstein)

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Table 2

Antibodies against MERS-CoV in dromedary camels in 2 regions of Kenya, 2000*

Region County† Husbandry Sex Age No. samples positive by rELISA/no. tested (%)
Eastern Marsabit Nomadic‡ F/M A 24/42 (57.1)
F/M J 15/31 (48.4)
Subtotal 39/73 (53.4)
Rift Valley Laikipia Ranch§ F/M A 2/28 (7.1)
F/M J 0/28 (0)
Subtotal 2/56 (3.6)
Total 41/129 (31.8)

*MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus; rELISA, recombinant ELISA; A, adult; J, juvenile.
†Designated county refers to place of sampling or location in which camels were primarily located.
‡Frequent herd contacts.
§Sporadic herd contacts.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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