mers_korea_2015: Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea, 2015

Description Usage Format Details Author(s) References Examples

Description

These datasets correspond to the initial information collected by the Epidemic Intelligence group at European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) during the first weeks of the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) outbreak (South Korea) in 2015. The data were used to follow the daily evolution of this outbreak using public information available.

Usage

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Format

A list of two dataframes:

$linelist: A dataframe of MERS-CoV cases and their attributes

$contacts: A dataframe describing the relationship between MERS Co-V cases

Details

This dataset is meant for teaching purposes; it represents neither the final outbreak investigation results nor a consolidated and complete description of the transmission chain.

Author(s)

Data collected by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Epidemic Intelligence and Response section, contact: Bertrand Sudre ([email protected]) and Kaja Kaasik Aaslav([email protected]). Transfer to R and documentation by Bertrand Sudre ( [email protected]).

References

More information on the intial stage of the outbreak in the following reference: Penttinen PM, Kaasik-Aaslav K, Friaux A, Donachie A, Sudre B, Amato-Gauci AJ, Memish ZA, Coulombier D. Taking stock of the first 133 MERS coronavirus cases globally–Is the epidemic changing? Euro Surveill. 2013 Sep 26;18(39). pii: 20596. PubMed PMID: 24094061.

Examples

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## show the line list describing MERS Co-V cases and their attributes
head(mers_korea_2015$linelist)

## show the relationships between MERS Co-V cases
head(mers_korea_2015$contacts)

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