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Volume 16, Number 12—December 2010

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Characterization of Nipah Virus from Naturally Infected Pteropus vampyrus Bats, Malaysia

Sohayati A. RahmanComments to Author , Sharifah S. Hassan, Kevin J. Olival, Maizan Mohamed, Li-Yen Chang, Latiffah Hassan, Norsharina M. Saad, Syamsiah A. Shohaimi, Zaini C. Mamat, M.S. Naim, Jonathan H. Epstein, Arshad S. Suri, Hume E. Field, Peter Daszak, and the Henipavirus Ecology Research Group
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Veterinary Research Institute, Ipoh, Malaysia (S.A. Rahman, S.A. Shohaimi, Z.C. Mamat, M.S. Naim); Monash University, Selangor, Malaysia (S.S. Hassan); EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, USA (K.J. Olival, J.H. Epstein, P. Daszak); University of Science Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia (M. Mohamed); University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (L.-Y. Chang); University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor (L. Hassan, A.S. Suri); Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Putrajaya, Malaysia (N.M. Saad); Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries, Moorooka, Queensland, Australia (H.E. Field)

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Table 1

Longitudinal serologic test results from 3 Pteropus vampyrus bats that seroconverted while in captivity, June 2004–June 2005, Malaysia*

Date of test
Bat no. 24 (type AF)
Bat no. 38 (type JM)
Bat no. 48 (type JM)
2004 Jun 12 NE 16 NE
2004 Jul 8 8 <4 NE
2004 Jul 28 <4 <4 NE
2004 Aug 30 <4 <4 NE
2004 Oct 20 <4 <4 NE
2005 Jan 5 <4 <4 NE
2005 Mar 1 <4 <4 <4
2005 Mar 29 <4 <4 <4
2005 Apr 4 <4 <4 <4
2005 Apr 12 <4 <4 <4
2005 May 18 <4 <4 <4
2005 May 26 <4 <4 <4
2005 May 3 <4 <4 <4
2005 May 10 <4 <4 <4
2005 May 17 <4 <4 <4
2005 May 24 4 <4 <4
2005 May 31 16 <4 <4
2005 Jun 8 32 16 32

* Serum neutralization test titer of <4, negative; 4, inconclusive; 8–32, seroconverted. A, adult; F, female; J, juvenile; M, male; NE, animal not yet enrolled.

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1Members of the Henipavirus Ecology Research Group are listed on the group’s website (www.henipavirus.org/staff/Staff.htm).

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