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Volume 22, Number 4—April 2016

Transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infections in Healthcare Settings, Abu Dhabi

Jennifer C. HunterComments to Author , Duc T. Nguyen, Bashir Aden, Zyad Al Bandar, Wafa Al Dhaheri, Kheir Abu Elkheir, Ahmed Khudair, Mariam Al Mulla, Feda El Saleh, Hala Imambaccus, Nawal Al Kaabi, Farrukh Amin Sheikh, Jurgen Sasse, Andrew Turner, Laila Abdel Wareth, Stefan Weber, Asma Al Ameri, Wesal Abu Amer, Negar N. Alami, Sudhir Bunga, Lia M. Haynes, Aron J. Hall, Alexander J. Kallen, David T. Kuhar, Huong T. Pham, Kimberly Pringle, Suxiang Tong, Brett L. Whitaker, Susan I. Gerber, and Farida Ismail Al Hosani
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.C. Hunter, D. Nguyen, N.N. Alami, S. Bunga, L.M. Haynes, A.J. Hall, A.J. Kallen, D. Kuhar, H. Pham, K. Pringle, S. Tong, B.L. Whitaker, S.I. Gerber); Health Authority—Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (B. Aden, Z. Al Bandar, W. Al Dhaheri, K. Abu Elkheir, A. Khudair, M. Al Mulla, F. El Saleh, F.I. Al Hosany); Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, Abu Dhabi (H. Imambaccus, N. Al Kaabi, F. Amin Sheikh, J. Sasse, A. Turner, L. Abdel Wareth, S. Weber); Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory of Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi (A. Al Ameri, W. Abu Amer)

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Table 2

Nucleotide sequence variations of MERS-CoV full genomes from 8 case-patients in Abu Dhabi, January 1, 2013–May 9, 2014*

Genome position, nt Patients associated with healthcare clusters
Patient V†
381 C T
1,226 T C C
2,015 T C
3,110 C T
3,280 T C C
3,799 G A
3,968 C T
4,625 C T
5,065 T C
5,152 A G
5,381 C T
6,189 C T
7,124 G T T
7,610 C T
11,631 C T
11,766 T C
11,785 Y (T/C) C T T T T C C
13,331 T C
15,592 A G
16,381 A C
18,045 T C
18,208 T C
18,966 T G
19,072 C T
21,382 T C
21,531 T G
21,777 G A
22,394 C T
22,760 C Y (T/C)
22,790 T C
22,913 T C
23,549 G A
23,685 A C
23,883 G A
24,518 G A
24,602 C T
24,687 T C
25,364 C T
26,672 G T
27,204 T A
27,206 C A
27,208 A T
27,211 C A
27,867 G T


Total nt differences 2 2 1 0 0 11 30

*Genome sequences compared with those for case III-A, the source case-patient for healthcare-associated cluster III. The variation table was generated on the basis of the full genome sequence described in the Methods section. Blank cells indicate no sequence difference. MERS-CoV, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
†Case not associated with healthcare.

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