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Advances in Virology
Volume 2017, Article ID 4247853, 7 pages
Research Article

Patterns of Human Respiratory Viruses and Lack of MERS-Coronavirus in Patients with Acute Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Southwestern Province of Saudi Arabia

1Unit of Medical Microbiology, Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, College of Applied Medical Science, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
2Deanship of Scientific Affairs and Research, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
3Special Infectious Agents Unit, King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5Department of Basic Health Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
6Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Jazan, Saudi Arabia
7Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Ahmed A. Abdulhaq; moc.liamg@444qahla

Received 26 October 2016; Revised 12 January 2017; Accepted 7 February 2017; Published 27 February 2017

Academic Editor: George N. Pavlakis

Copyright © 2017 Ahmed A. Abdulhaq et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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