Differences in the seasonality of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and influenza in the Middle East

Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Nov;40:15-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2015.09.012. Epub 2015 Sep 28.


It was found that the first two major waves of weekly laboratory confirmations of MERS-CoV cases closely followed the seasonal epidemic waves of influenza A in the Middle East.This finding is important to revealing the mechanisms behind the seasonality of MERS-CoV in the Middle East.

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  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't