Antibodies to Nipah-like virus in bats (Pteropus lylei), Cambodia

James G. Olson, Charles Rupprecht, Pierre E. Rollin, Ung Sam An, Michael Niezgoda, Travis Clemins, Joe Walston, Thomas G. Ksiazek

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Serum specimens from fruit bats were obtained at restaurants in Cambodia. We detected antibodies cross-reactive to Nipah virus by enzyme immunoassay in 11 (11.5%) of 96 Lyle's flying foxes (Pteropus lylei). Our study suggests that viruses closely related to Nipah or Hendra viruses are more widespread in Southeast Asia than previously documented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)987-988
Number of pages2
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Olson, J. G., Rupprecht, C., Rollin, P. E., An, U. S., Niezgoda, M., Clemins, T., Walston, J., & Ksiazek, T. G. (2002). Antibodies to Nipah-like virus in bats (Pteropus lylei), Cambodia. Emerging infectious diseases, 8(9), 987-988.