Volume 23, Number 4—April 2017
Surveillance and Testing for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia, April 2015–February 2016
|Surveillance population||Population||No. positive/no. tested||No. tested/10,000 population||No. confirmed cases/100,000 population||% Positive|
|Local Health Affairs Directorate|
*Population data from (10).
- Situation update on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus September–October 2016. MERS situation update 2016 Oct 2016 [cited 2016 Dec 21]. http://www.emro.who.int/images/stories/csr/documents/MERS-CoV_Sep_October_2016.pdf?ua=1
- Oboho IK, Tomczyk SM, Al-Asmari AM, Banjar AA, Al-Mugti H, Aloraini MS, et al. 2014 MERS-CoV outbreak in Jeddah—a link to health care facilities. N Engl J Med. 2015;372:846–54.
- Drosten C, Meyer B, Müller MA, Corman VM, Al-Masri M, Hossain R, et al. Transmission of MERS-coronavirus in household contacts. N Engl J Med. 2014;371:828–35.
- Alraddadi BM, Watson JT, Almarashi A, Abedi GR, Turkistani A, Sadran M, et al. Risk factors for primary Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus illness in humans, Saudi Arabia, 2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22:49–55.
- World Health Organization. Infection prevention and control during health care for probable or confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection. Interim guidance, 6 May 2013 [cited 2016 Dec 21]. http://www.who.int/csr/disease/coronavirus_infections/IPCnCoVguidance_06May13.pdf?ua=1
- World Health Organization. WHO statement on the tenth meeting of the IHR Emergency Committie regarding MERS, 3 Sep 2016 [cited 2016 Nov 3]. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2015/ihr-emergency-committee-mers/en/
- Madani TA. Case definition and management of patients with MERS coronavirus in Saudi Arabia. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014;14:911–3.
- Command and Control Center. Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Scientific Advisory Board. Infection prevention and control guidelines for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. 3rd edition. June 2015 [cited 2016 Dec 21]. http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/CCC/Regulations/2015%20update.pdf
- World Health Organization. Laboratory testing for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Interim guidance, updated June 2015. WHO/MERS/LAB/15.1 [cited 2016 Dec 21]. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/176982/1/WHO_MERS_LAB_15.1_eng.pdf
- Ministry of Health. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Statistics book. Statistical book for the year 1435. 2015 [cited 2016 Mar 23]. http://www.moh.gov.sa/en/ministry/statistics/book/pages/default.aspx
- World Health Organization. Confirmed global cases of MERS-CoV reported to WHO as of 14 Oct 2016 [cited 2016 Oct 17]. http://www.who.int/emergencies/mers-cov/14-october-2016-epicurve.png?ua=1
- Al Hosani FI, Pringle K, Al Mulla M, Kim L, Pham H, Alami NN, et al. Response to emergence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2013–2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22:1162–8.
- Schneider E, Chommanard C, Rudd J, Whitaker B, Lowe L, Gerber SI. Evaluation of patients under investigation for MERS-CoV infection, United States, January 2013–October 2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015;21:1220–3.
- El Bushra HE, Abdalla MN, Al Arbash H, Alshayeb Z, Al-Ali S, Latif ZA, et al. An outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) due to coronavirus in Al-Ahssa region, Saudi Arabia, 2015. East Mediterr Health J. 2016;22:468–75.
- Balkhy HH, Alenazi TH, Alshamrani MM, Baffoe-Bonnie H, Arabi Y, Hijazi R, et al. Description of a hospital outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome in a large tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016;37:1147–55.
Page created: March 23, 2017
Page updated: March 23, 2017
Page reviewed: March 23, 2017
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.