Dromedary camels are bred domestically and imported into Bangladesh. In 2015, of 55 camels tested for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Dhaka, 17 (31%) were seropositive, including 1 bred locally. None were PCR positive. The potential for infected camels in urban markets could have public health implications and warrants further investigation.
Keywords: Bangladesh; MERS-CoV; Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus; camel; coronavirus; dromedary; livestock trade; serology; viruses.