Isolation and molecular identification of Nipah virus from pigs

Sazaly AbuBakar, Li Yen Chang, A. R.Mohd Ali, S. H. Sharifah, Khatijah Yusoff, Zulkeflie Zamrod

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Nipah viruses from pigs from a Malaysian 1998 outbreak were isolated and sequenced. At least two different Nipah virus strains, including a previously unreported strain, were identified. The findings highlight the possibility that the Malaysia outbreaks had two origins of Nipah virus infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2228-2230
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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