Letters MERS-CoV and the Hajj

Authors’ reply to Waldron and Doherty

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5545 (Published 21 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5545
  1. Alexander Kumar, National Institute for Health Research academic clinical fellow infectious diseases1,
  2. Gail Beckett, senior health protection nurse2,
  3. Martin Wiselka, infectious diseases consultant1
  1. 1Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  2. 2Public Health England, East Midlands Centre, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK
  1. ak583{at}leicester.ac.uk

We welcome Waldron and Doherty’s reply and are reassured by local efforts.1 2 We agree that for UK and Northern Ireland alone, the threat is low. However, our letter was aimed at an international readership, and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infected travellers pose different threats to each receiving country because awareness and diagnosis are not uniform worldwide.

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