Laboratory diagnosis of Nipahand Hendra virus infections

Peter Daniels, Thomas Ksiazek, Bryan T. Eaton

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Although Hendra and Nipah viruses emerged to cause novel zoonotic infections only recently, there now exists a strong but poorly documented diagnostic capability for both. This review gives an overview of the development of the tests, the tests currently recommended, their shortcomings and the perceived priorities for needed test improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Detection
  • Diagnosis
  • Hendra virus
  • Nipah virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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