Person-to-Person Transmission of Nipah Virus in a Bangladeshi Community
Emily S. Gurley* , Joel M. Montgomery†, M. Jahangir Hossain*, Michael Bell†, Abul Kalam Azad‡, Mohammed Rafiqul Islam‡, Mohammed Abdur Rahim Molla‡, Darin S. Carroll†, Thomas G. Ksiazek†, Paul A. Rota†, Luis Lowe†, James A. Comer†, Pierre Rollin†, Markus Czub§¶, Allen Grolla§, Heinz Feldmann§¶, Stephen P. Luby*†, Jennifer L. Woodward#, and Robert F. Breiman*†
Author affiliations: *ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dhaka, Bangladesh; §Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; ¶University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; #University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA;
Figure 2. Chain of person-to-person transmission with dates of onset of illness during a Nipah virus outbreak, Faridpur District, Bangladesh, 2004. Letters identify individual patients. Patients KK and II had no known contact with any ill patient before their illness.
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