Asymptomatic MERS-CoV Infection in Humans Possibly Linked to Infected Dromedaries Imported from Oman to United Arab Emirates, May 2015
Zulaikha M. Al Hammadi1
, Daniel K.W. Chu1
, Yassir M. Eltahir, Farida Al Hosani, Mariam Al Mulla, Wasim Tarnini, Aron J. Hall, Ranawaka A.P.M. Perera, Mohamed M. Abdelkhalek, J.S.M. Peiris, Salama S. Al Muhairi
, and Leo L.M. Poon
Author affiliations: Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Z.M. Al Hammadi, Y.M. Eltahir, M.M. Abdelkhalek, S.S. Al Muhairi); The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (D.K.W. Chu, R.A.P.M. Perera, J.S.M. Peiris, L.L.M. Poon); Department of Communicable Diseases, Public Health and Research, Health Authority Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi (F. Al Hosani, M. Al Mulla, W. Tarnini); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A.J. Hall)
Figure. Phylogenetic analyses of partial Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) genomic sequences for viruses detected in dromedary camels imported from Oman to United Arab Emirates, May 2015. A partial viral RNA sequence spanning the 3′ end of the open reading frame 1AB gene through the 3′ untranslated region of the MERS-CoV genome (≈8,900 nt) was used in the analysis. The phylogenetic tree was constructed with MEGA6 software (http://www.megasoftware.net/) by using the neighbor-joining method. Numbers at nodes indicate bootstrap values determined by 1,000 replicates. Only bootstrap values >70 are denoted. Underlining indicates sequences for viruses detected in this study. GenBank accession numbers are shown for published sequences. Camel symbols indicate MERS-CoVs detected from camels. Scale bar indicates the estimated genetic distance of these viruses.
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