Low-level Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus among camel handlers, Kenya, 2019

Peninah M Munyua, Isaac Ngere, Elizabeth Hunsperger, Adano Kochi, Patrick Amoth, Lydia Mwasi, Suxiang Tong, Athman Mwatondo, Natalie Thornburg, Marc-Alain Widdowson, M Kariuki Njenga

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Abstract

Although seroprevalence of Middle East respiratory coronavirus syndrome is high among camels in Africa, researchers have not detected zoonotic transmission in Kenya. We followed a cohort of 262 camel handlers in Kenya during April 2018-March 2020. We report PCR-confirmed Middle East respiratory coronavirus syndrome in 3 asymptomatic handlers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume27
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1201-1205
Number of pages5
ISSN1080-6040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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