A review of Nipah and Hendra viruses with an historical aside

Thomas Ksiazek, Paul A. Rota, Pierre E. Rollin

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Abstract

The emergence of Hendra and Nipah viruses in the 1990s has been followed by the further emergence of these viruses in the tropical Old World. The history and current knowledge of the disease, the viruses and their epidemiology is reviewed in this article. A historical aside summarizes the role that Dr. Brian W.J. Mahy played at critical junctures in the early stories of these viruses.

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Keywords

  • Hendra virus
  • Nipah virus
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cancer Research

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