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Table 1 Timing of documented case importations of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) around the world

From: Predicting the international spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)

Country Date of arrival Days since 3 September 2012
United Kingdom 2012/9/11 8
Germany 2012/10/24 51
United Arab Emiratesa 2013/3/8 186
France 2013/4/17 226
Tunisia 2013/5/3 242
Italy 2013/5/25 264
Omana 2013/10/26 418
Kuwaitb 2013/11/7 430
Yemena 2014/3/17 560
Malaysia 2014/4/7 581
Philippines 2014/4/15 589
Greece 2014/4/17 591
Jordan 2014/4/19 593
Lebanona 2014/4/22 596
United States 2014/4/24 598
Egypt 2014/4/25 599
Irana 2014/5/1 605
Netherlands 2014/5/10 614
Algeria 2014/5/28 632
Austria 2014/9/22 749
Turkey 2014/10/6 763
South Korea 2015/5/4 973
China 2015/5/26 995
Thailand 2015/6/15 1015
  1. The date at which an infected individual has initially entered is shown
  2. aFor these Middle East countries, illness onset date of first identified case was used as the arrival date; bThere were two cases in the first instance among which the second identified case had a history of travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The second case was thus defined as the imported case