Serologic Evidence of Nipah Virus Infection in Bats, Vietnam

  title={Serologic Evidence of Nipah Virus Infection in Bats, Vietnam},
  author={Futoshi Hasebe and Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy and Shingo Inoue and Fuxun Yu and Yoshihiro Kaku and Shumpei Watanabe and Hiroomi Akashi and Dang Tuan Dat and Le Thi Quynh Mai and Kouichi Morita},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To the Editor: Bats are potential reservoir for highly pathogenic viruses, such as Nipah virus (NiV) and Hendra virus, which can cross species barriers (1). However, only limited surveillance has been conducted to assess risk for infection by these deadly emerging viruses. We conducted a study in Vietnam from 2007 to 2008 to assess the prevalence of these pathogens in bats. Different species of live bats were obtained from hunters or were captured in caves, pepper fi elds, and residential areas… CONTINUE READING