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ScienceInsider caught up with him during a stopover in Berlin Q: There have been almost 400 MERS cases and more than 100 deaths in Saudi Arabia in the last 2 years What’s the situation like at the moment CD: There’s a huge public awareness of the disease Lots of people are wearing facemasks now Actually more when I left than when I arrived In that 1 week there was a clear increase People know there is this virus and they are being careful and I think that will actually help curb the number of new infections Q: It certainly doesn’t feel that way Saudi Arabia has reported more infections in April than the whole world in the two previous years The United States announced its first case on Friday and before that there were imported cases in Greece and Malaysia Is the disease spiraling out of control CD: There has been a lot of discussion about whether the virus has mutated to pass more easily from human to human But we have sequenced three genomes from samples taken early in April in Jeddah where many of the cases occurred two more from later in the Jeddah outbreak and another one from a patient in Mecca They all look completely normal Q: But can you really tell from the genome whether the virus has adapted to humans CD: It’s almost impossible to tell from the sequence whether there has been a functional change in the virus But we do know that certain parts of the genome are particularly important and one of those is the receptor-binding domain of the spike protein Q: The part of the virus that binds to human cells CD: Exactly And we do not see any changes there The rest of the virus genome is also really closely related to previously sequenced MERS genomes You really have to look quite hard to find any changes at all and when you do find changes there are other MERS genomes that had those changes too This is not like influenza viruses which have a way higher mutation rate Coronaviruses have correction enzymes so in general they are more stable genetically Q: Still the number of infections is going up CD: You cannot compare the new numbers to those from a few months ago Until the 26th of March 459 tests had been done in all of Saudi Arabia this year Then in just 1 month just in the city of Jeddah 4629 PCR tests were done Something dramatic changed and that is the case definition Before tests were done on patients who had pneumonia and required [intensive care] But now people are being tested not because they are sick but because they had contact with a patient Some of these tested positive but many of them don’t really get sick Q: Could the test results be wrong CD: No when I was in Jeddah I really tested the central lab where all the PCR for MERS is done I made them run almost 200 PCRs with water interspersed with some real samples The tests were done on all the machines they use with two different PCR assays and by two different technicians To my surprise there were no false positives at all We also reran samples from six health care workers who had cared for a patient in Tabuk; they seemed to be positive at a very low level I can say unequivocally these results are real When you look at the PCR data on all the recent tests they are often very weak signals These people probably just have a very low concentration of virus in the throat It’s hard to interpret It’s possible that these are infections that are quickly controlled by the immune system That may happen frequently in health care workers dealing with several really sick patients Q: You’re saying these people should not have been tested at all CD: During the [2003] SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] outbreak there was a strict case definition People who had had contact with SARS patients but showed no symptoms were not tested with PCR Instead they were tested for antibodies later to see if an infection had happened That should happen now in Saudi Arabia too Asymptomatic people should not be tested with PCR At the moment there is no antibody test available in the country But you could list all those contacts and take a blood sample from each of them 14 to 21 days later and then have it tested outside the country Three people from my lab are going to Riyadh to establish an ELISA test for antibodies Q: But isn’t it good to know all the cases even if they are mild CD: The question of whether there is a mild short-lived infection in some people is scientifically interesting But in cities like Jeddah it is bringing the health system close to collapse That is the big problem So many samples are being tested that the lab capacity won’t suffice for the real cases And as more and more samples are tested mistakes are bound to happen On top of that if you identify all these mild cases and put them in isolation beds then you have no beds left for the real cases Q: What should be done with mild cases then CD: There is a good option and that is isolation at home You can have people from the public health agency call every day to make sure people are staying home You can give them written information on what they are allowed to do and what not There are many examples for this It was used very successfully in Singapore during the SARS epidemic Q: Clearly there are also very serious cases At least 38 people died of MERS in Saudi Arabia in April CD: Yes I have seen results from patients with huge virus concentrations These patients are highly contagious Now in some emergency rooms in some Saudi hospitals patients are kept for a very long time because there are no beds available on the wards If there are such highly contagious patients amongst them then clearly you get hospital-acquired infections and that is the other thing we are seeing at the moment You have to remember that the absolute number of cases is still low A few hundred So just one hospital outbreak can raise the numbers significantly and lead to the impression that the whole epidemic is changing Q: You’ve also looked at how easily the virus is transmitted at home CD: We will submit a paper on that soon We looked at 26 index cases and 280 people that they had close contact with These were almost all family members in some cases also maids or drivers We looked really closely with PCR and antibody tests and in the end you can say nine of those 280 contacts were infected And these are people who really had immense exposure That means the reproductive rate of the virus is 03 not close to 1 as others have argued Q: So at the moment MERS’s only real chance to spread is in hospitals CD: Yes I think those hospitals where there are problems with hygiene are fuelling this small epidemic Q: What about the political situation Deputy Minister of Health Ziad Memish who you work with has received quite a bit of criticism CD: Some people have charged that he is holding back important information to secure high-ranking publications and things like that But that is not true I have been working with him since October and I had a good impression of him from the start He is a Western-educated epidemiologist who knows what he is talking about Q: Others have charged that he demands to be a publication’s first or last author just in return for providing samples CD: Getting really good samples under controlled conditions is not easy in a country like Saudi Arabia I think what Memish is organizing there is a huge contribution that warrants a first or last authorship I have no problem with that Memish really pushes people he is extremely busy and he has built up an incredible network in the last 2 years It’s a big loss that his political position is weakening Q: You mean that the new health minister Adel Fakieh is sidelining him CD: He has formed a new advisory committee and Memish is not part of that That is a big problem I think It means they are starting from scratch All the knowledge and the network that Memish has established is not being used My impression was that the committee is dominated by clinicians and clinical microbiologists They know how to treat patients of course but not necessarily how to deal with an epidemic I think Memish has really developed a kind of gut feeling for MERS in the last 2 years and that is not being used any more I think that is the biggest mistake being made in Saudi Arabia at the moment Q: The ministry has also announced that three hospitals in Jeddah Riyadh and Dammam will be dedicated to treating MERS patients Is that a good idea CD: Of course it’s a good idea to build these facilities so patients can be treated better But what’s needed most right now is a massive campaign for hospital hygiene Sending teams into the hospitals to retrain the health care workers who come from all over the globe Teach them proper infection control That would change a lot Q: Even when that is done there have been a lot of studies suggesting that camels are an important source of infections as well CD: Camels will remain a source It is interesting by the way when we are talking about Jeddah: Most of the camels that are imported to the Arabian Peninsula come through the port of Jeddah So you could think about testing all the young camels that arrive and quarantining them in the harbor until the virus is gone But that would be a huge logistical challenge Who would do those tests Where should the camels be locked up all that time A vaccine is more realistic and there are some good candidates Q: But none of those are being tested in camels yet CD: It is really difficult to get a sufficient number of animals that have not had an infection already Where are you going to get them You cannot just buy a circus And you would want them not to be adult animals because they are really big and hardly fit into any research lab It’s a real challengeWritten by ANI | London | Published: September 20 2010 4:02 pm Top News A new study has found that the typical nifty 50 is more sociablehappy and active than most 25-year-olds People at 50 enjoy more nights outtravel further afield and catch up with friends more 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