The United Kingdom public health response to an imported laboratory confirmed case of a novel coronavirus in September 2012

Richard Pebody, Meera Chand-Kumar, Helen Thomas, Helen Green, N. L. Boddington, C. Carvalho, Colin Brown, S. R. Anderson, C. Rooney, E. Crawley-Boevey, D. J. Irwin, Emma Aarons, C. Tong, W. Newsholme, N. Price, C. Langrish, D. Tucker, Hongxin Zhao, Nicholas Phin, J. CroftsAlison Bermingham, E. Gilgunn-Jones, Kevin Brown, Barry Evans, M. Catchpole, J. M. Watson

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Abstract

On 22 September 2012, a novel coronavirus, very closely related to that from a fatal case in Saudi Arabia three months previously, was detected in a previously well adult transferred to intensive care in London from Qatar with severe respiratory illness. Strict respiratory isolation was instituted. Ten days after last exposure, none of 64 close contacts had developed severe disease, with 13 of 64 reporting mild respiratory symptoms. The novel coronavirus was not detected in 10 of 10 symptomatic contacts tested.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume17
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2012

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