Authors’ reply to Waldron and DohertyBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5545 (Published 21 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5545
- Alexander Kumar, National Institute for Health Research academic clinical fellow infectious diseases1,
- Gail Beckett, senior health protection nurse2,
- Martin Wiselka, infectious diseases consultant1
- 1Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
- 2Public Health England, East Midlands Centre, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, 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.
The case …