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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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
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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