Outbreak of Hendra-like virus--Malaysia and Singapore, 1998-1999.

  title={Outbreak of Hendra-like virus--Malaysia and Singapore, 1998-1999.},
  journal={Canada communicable disease report = Releve des maladies transmissibles au Canada},
  volume={25 12},
  • Published 1999 in
    Canada communicable disease report = Releve des…
Hendra-Like Virus — Continued During September 29, 1998–April 4, 1999, 229 cases of febrile encephalitis (111 [48%] fatal) were reported to the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH). During March 13–19, 1999, nine cases of similar encephalitic illnesses (one fatal) and two cases of respiratory illness occurred among abattoir workers in Singapore. Tissue culture isolation identified a previously unknown infectious agent from ill patients. This report summarizes the preliminary epidemiologic and… CONTINUE READING
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