Geographic Distribution of MERS Coronavirus among Dromedary Camels, Africa

Chantal Reusken, L Messadi, A Feyisa, H Ularamu, GJ Godeke, A Danmarwa, F Dawo, M Jemli, S Melaku, D Shamaki, Y Woma, Y Wungak, EZ Gebremedhin, I Zutt, BJ Bosch, Bart Haagmans, Marion Koopmans

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Abstract

We found serologic evidence for the circulation of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus among dromedary camels in Nigeria, Tunisia, and Ethiopia. Circulation of the virus among dromedaries across broad areas of Africa may indicate that this disease is currently underdiagnosed in humans outside the Arabian Peninsula.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1370-1374
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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