Nipah virus infection in dogs, Malaysia, 1999

James N. Mills, Asiah N.M. Alim, Michel L. Bunning, Ong Bee Lee, Kent D. Wagoner, Brian R. Amman, Patrick C. Stockton, Thomas G. Ksiazek

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The 1999 outbreak of Nipah virus encephalitis in humans and pigs in Peninsular Malaysia ended with the evacuation of humans and culling of pigs in the epidemic area. Serologic screening showed that, in the absence of infected pigs, dogs were not a secondary reservoir for Nipah virus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)950-952
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Mills, J. N., Alim, A. N. M., Bunning, M. L., Lee, O. B., Wagoner, K. D., Amman, B. R., Stockton, P. C., & Ksiazek, T. G. (2009). Nipah virus infection in dogs, Malaysia, 1999. Emerging infectious diseases, 15(6), 950-952.