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Table 3 Estimates of the reproduction number and the dispersion parameter k of Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the hospital

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

Coronavirus Mean R (95 % CI) k (95 % CI)
MERS 0.91 (0.36, 1.44) 0.06 (0.03, 0.09)
SARS 0.95 (0.67, 1.23) 0.20 (0.13, 0.27)