Egypt MERS Recombinant Raises Surveillance Concerns
September 19, 2013
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (KSA-MoH) has recently released 45 MERS-CoV sequences. Most were from patients in the Al Hasa outbreak (7 full sequences and 32 partial sequences from 9 additional patients), which were virtually identical to the earlier four sequences from Al Hasa. Moreover, two of the recent sequences from other locations (Riyadh_2_2012 and Buraidah_1_2013) were also related to the Al Hasa sequences.