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Table 1 Country-specific total number of cases and cases among healthcare workers for outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) [2, 13, 14, 33, 34] and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) [29]

From: Transmission characteristics of MERS and SARS in the healthcare setting: a comparative study

Coronavirus Time period Country Total cases Healthcare workers (%)
MERS 20 May–5 Jul 2015 South Korea 186 25 (13.4)
MERS Jan 2013–May 2015 Saudi Arabia 787 106 (13.5)
SARS 23 Feb–12 Jun 2003 Canada 251 109 (43.4)
SARS 16 Nov–3 Jun 2003 China 5,327 1,002 (18.8)
SARS 15 Feb–31 May 2003 Hong Kong 1,755 386 (22.0)
SARS 25 Feb–5 May 2003 Singapore 238 97 (40.8)
SARS 23 Feb–14 Apr 2003 Vietnam 63 36 (57.1)
  1. Information based on publicly available nationally aggregated case counts and patient-level data