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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

Research

Characterization of Nipah Virus from Outbreaks in Bangladesh, 2008–2010

Michael K. LoComments to Author , Luis Lowe, Kimberly B. Hummel, Hossain M.S. Sazzad, Emily S. Gurley, M. Jahangir Hossain, Stephen P. Luby, David M. Miller, James A. Comer, Pierre E. Rollin, William J. Bellini, and Paul A. Rota
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.K. Lo, L. Lowe, K.B. Hummel, D.M. Miller, J.A. Comer, P.E. Rollin, W.J. Bellini, P.A. Rota); International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (H.M.S. Sazzad, E.S. Gurley, M.J. Hossain, S.P. Luby)

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Table 1

Results from patients with confirmed Nipah virus infection, Bangladesh, 2008–2010*

Patient no. Year isolated Case type Serologic result
RT-PCR result
Virus isolation
IgM IgG Conventional Real-time
1 2008 Cluster + +
2 2008 Cluster + +
3 2008 Cluster + + +
4 2008 Cluster + + + +
5 2008 Cluster + +
6 2009 Isolated + + NA NA NA
7 2009 Isolated + NA NA NA
8 2009 Isolated + NA NA NA
9 2009 Isolated + NA NA NA
10 2010 Cluster + NA NA NA
11 2010 Cluster + + +
12 2010 Cluster + +
13 2010 Cluster + NA NA NA
14 2010 Cluster + + NA NA NA
15 2010 Isolated + +
16 2010 Isolated + + + +
17 2010 Isolated + + +
18 2010 Isolated + NA NA NA
19 2010 Isolated + NA NA NA
20 2010 Isolated + NA NA NA
21 2010 Isolated + NA NA NA

*RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR; +, positive; –, negative; NA, sample not available.

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