Multi-hospital outbreak of a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus deletion variant, Jordan: A molecular, serologic, and epidemiologic investigation

A 2015 outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Jordan involved a variant virus that acquired distinctive deletions in the accessory open reading frames.

Epidemiological factors and worldwide pattern of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from 2013 to 2016

Researchers used the full details of MERS-CoV cases available on the disease outbreak news section of the World Health Organization website to extract demographic and clinical information, global distribution, contacts, and probable risk factors for the mortality of laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV cases for analysis.