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Table 2 Total cases, cases linked to the healthcare setting, and cases among healthcare workers for individual nosocomial outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

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

Coronavirus Country Time period Total cases Cases linked to healthcare settings (%) Healthcare workers (%) Sources
MERS South Korea 20 May–5 Jul 2015 186 186 (100) 25 (13.5) [13, 14, 33, 34]
Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia 1 Apr–23 May 2013 24 24 (100) 2 (8.3) [11]
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 1 Jan–16 May 2014 225 98 (44) 78 (35.0) [10]
Total MERS nosocomial outbreaks 435 308 (70.8) 105 (24.1)  
SARS Singapore 25 Feb–11 May 2003 238 175 (74) 97 (41.0) [16]
Toronto, Canada 23 Feb–15 Apr 2003 216 216 (100) 92 (42.6) [17, 51]
Beijing, China 18 Mar–23 Apr 2003 125 103 (82) 67 (54.0) [52]
Vietnam 26 Feb–28 Apr 2003 63 52 (83) 37 (59.0) [53]
Hong Kong 15 Feb–31 May 2003 1,755 866 (49.3) 405 (23.1) [54]
Taiwan Mar–Jun 2003 668 370 (55.4) 120 (18.0) [37]
Total SARS nosocomial outbreaks 3,065 1782 (58.1) 818 (26.7)  
  1. Information was obtained based on a literature search of hospital outbreaks of SARS and MERS