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Table 2 Overview of potential MERS-CoV exposures of cases and asymptomatic travellers during a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, April 26 th - May 10 th 2014

From: Travel-related MERS-CoV cases: an assessment of exposures and risk factors in a group of Dutch travellers returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 2014

  Case 1 Case 2 Asymptomatic travellers (n = 29)
Animal exposure
Visit to camel farm No No 14 (48%)
Direct contact with camels No No 4 (14%)
Indirect contact with camels No No 8 (28%)
Food exposures
Consumption of unpasteurized milk No No 11 (38%)
Visit to local market in Medina Yes No 21 (72%)
Consumption of fruits on market No No 7 (24%)
Buying souvenirs on market No No 14 (28%)
Human exposures
Contact with coughing patients (excluding case 1 and 2) Yes, in waiting room of a hospital No 2 (7%)
Hospital visit (due to other non-MERS related illnesses) Yes No 1 (3%)
Minimal social contact with case 1 and/or 2 Case 1 and 2 had daily contact with each other 17 (59%)
Daily contact with case 1 and/or 2 Case 1 and 2 had daily contact with each other and shared hotel rooms 12 (41%)
  1. MERS-CoV: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus.