Nipah/Hendra virus outbreak in Siliguri, West Bengal, India in 2001.


BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE The viral encephalitides caused by animal or human viruses are characterized by sudden outbreaks of neurological disease in both tropical and temperate regions. An outbreak of acute encephalitis occurred in Siliguri (West Bengal) town of India between January 31 and February 23, 2001. This outbreak was investigated by a team of… (More)


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