Risk of nosocomial transmission of nipah virus in a Bangladesh Hospital

Emily S. Gurley, Joel M. Montgomery, M. Jahangir Hossain, M. Rafiqul Islam, M. Abdur Rahim Molla, S. M. Shamsuzzaman, Kazi Akram, Kamruz Zaman, Nima Asgari, James A. Comer, Abul Kalam Azad, Pierre E. Rollin, Thomas G. Ksiazek, Robert F. Breiman

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We conducted a seroprevalence study and exposure survey of healthcare workers to assess the risk of nosocomial transmission of Nipah virus during an outbreak in Bangladesh in 2004. No evidence of recent Nipah virus infection was detected despite substantial exposures and minimal use of personal protective equipment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-742
Number of pages3
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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