We tested samples collected from camels, camel workers, and other animals in Sudan and Qatar in 2015 and 2017 for evidence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. MERS-CoV antibodies were abundant in Sudan camels, but we found no evidence of MERS-CoV infection in camel workers, other livestock, or bats.

doi.org/10.3201/eid2512.190882, hdl.handle.net/1765/121685
Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Farag, E., Sikkema, R.S. (Reina S.), Mohamedani, A.A. (Ahmed A.), De Bruin, E. (Erwin), Oude Munnink, B. B., Chandler, F. (Felicity), … Elrahman, S.H.A. (Samira Hamid Abd). (2019). MERS-CoV in camels but not camel handlers, Sudan, 2015 and 2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases - (Open Access), 25(12), 2333–2335. doi:10.3201/eid2512.190882