Recurrent Zoonotic Transmission of Nipah Virus into Humans, Bangladesh, 2001–2007

@inproceedings{Luby2009RecurrentZT,
  title={Recurrent Zoonotic Transmission of Nipah Virus into Humans, Bangladesh, 2001–2007},
  author={Stephen P Luby and Mohammad Jahangir Hossain and Emily Suzane Gurley and B Ahmed and S. Razikha Banu and Salah Uddin Khan and Nusrat Homaira and Paul A Rota and Pierre E. Rollin and James A. Comer and Eben Kenah and Thomas Ksiazek and M. Waliur Rahman},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2009}
}
Human Nipah outbreaks recur in a specific region and time of year in Bangladesh. Fruit bats are the reservoir host for Nipah virus. We identified 23 introductions of Nipah virus into human populations in central and northwestern Bangladesh from 2001 through 2007. Ten introductions affected multiple persons (median 10). Illness onset occurred from December through May but not every year. We identified 122 cases of human Nipah infection. The mean age of case-patients was 27 years; 87 (71%) died… CONTINUE READING
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