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Volume 21, Number 9—September 2015

Follow-up of Contacts of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus–Infected Returning Travelers, the Netherlands, 2014

Madelief Mollers1, Marcel Jonges1, Suzan D. Pas, Annemiek A. van der Eijk, Kees Dirksen, Casper Jansen, Luc B.S. Gelinck, Eliane M.S. Leyten, Ingrid Thurkow, Paul H.P. Groeneveld, Arianne B. van Gageldonk-Lafeber, Marion Koopmans, Aura TimenComments to Author , and for the MERS-CoV Outbreak Investigation Team of the Netherlands
Author affiliations: European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden (M. Mollers); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (M. Mollers, M. Jonges, A.B. van Gageldonk-Lafeber, M.P. Koopmans, A. Timen); Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (M. Jonges, S.D. Pas, A.A. van der Eijk, M.P. Koopmans); Public Health Service Haaglanden, The Hague, the Netherlands (K. Dirksen); Medical Centre Haaglanden, The Hague (C. Jansen, L.B.S. Gelinck, E.M.S. Leyten); Public Health Service Ijsselland, Zwolle, the Netherlands (I. Thurkow); Isala Klinieken Zwolle, Zwolle (P.H.P. Groeneveld)

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Table 2

Results of survey assessing psychological effects of monitoring among 72 contacts of 2 patients with imported MERS-CoV infections, stratified by unprotected versus protected contacts, the Netherlands, 2014*

Mean IES-R score (95% CI)

All contacts Unprotected contacts Protected contacts
Total IES-R score 7.9 (5.5–10.3) 10.4 (7.2–13.6) 2.9 (0.6–5.3)
Avoidance 2.2 (1.3–3.1) 3.1 (1.8–4.3) 0.5 (−0.04–1.1)
Intrusion 3.4 (2.5–4.4) 4.3 (3.1–5.5) 1.8 (0.5–3.0)
Hyperarousal 2.0 (1.3–2.7) 2.7 (1.7–3.6) 0.6 (−0.04–1.3)

*IES-R, Revised Impact of Event Scale.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2Members of this team are listed at the end of this article.

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