Bat Nipah virus, Thailand

Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, Boonlert Lumlertdacha, Kalyanee Boongird, Sawai Wanghongsa, Lawan Chanhome, Pierre Rollin, Patrick Stockton, Charles E. Rupprecht, Thomas G. Ksiazek, Thiravat Hemachudha

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Surveillance for Nipah virus (NV) was conducted in Thailand's bat population. Immunoglobulin G antibodies to NV were detected with enzyme immunoassay in 82 of 1,304 bats. NV RNA was found in bat saliva and urine. These data suggest the persistence of NV infection in Thai bats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1949-1951
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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