Characterization of Nipah virus from naturally infected pteropus vampyrus bats, Malaysia

Sohayati Rahman, Sharifah Syed Hassan, Kevin Olival, Maizan Mohamed, Li Chang, Latiffah Hassan, Norsharina M. Saad, Syamsiah A.Shohaimi, Zaini C. Mamat, M S Naim, Peter Daszak, Jonathan H. Esptein, Siti Suri Arshad, Hume Field

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    Abstract

    We isolated and characterized Nipah virus (NiV) from Pteropus vampyrus bats, the putative reservoir for the 1998 outbreak in Malaysia, and provide evidence of viral recrudescence. This isolate is monophyletic with previous NiVs in combined analysis, and the nucleocapsid gene phylogeny species.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1990 - 1993
    Number of pages4
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Volume16
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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