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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006

Research

Nipah Virus-associated Encephalitis Outbreak, Siliguri, India

Mandeep S. Chadha*, James A. Comer†, Luis Lowe†, Paul A. Rota†Comments to Author , Pierre E. Rollin†, William J. Bellini†, Thomas G. Ksiazek†, and Akhilesh C. Mishra*
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Virology, Pune, India; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Serologic and PCR test results for clinical material from patients with encephalitis, Siliguri, India*

Patient no. Days after onset of fever Serology†
PCR (urine)
IgM IgG N gene M gene
1 10 + + + NA
2 5 + + NA
3 9 + + + NA
4 10 + + NA NA
5 9 NA NA
6 10 + +
7 3 NA NA
8 7 NA NA
9 Unknown NA NA
10 1 + NA NA
11 3 + + NA NA
12 5 + + + +
13 7 NA NA
14 6 + + NA NA
15 3 + + NA NA
16 8 NA NA
17 8 + + + +
18 2 NA† NA

*PCR, polymerase chain reaction; IgM, immunoglobulin M; IgG, immunoglobulin G; NA, no sample available.
†Nipah virus–specific IgM or IgM by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

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