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Volume 13, Number 7—July 2007


Person-to-Person Transmission of Nipah Virus in a Bangladeshi Community

Emily S. Gurley*Comments to Author , 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 E. 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;

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Characteristics of 34 case-patients infected with Nipah virus in case-control study, Bangladesh, April–May 2004

CharacteristicNo. (%) case-patients
Male20 (58.8)
Female14 (41.2)
Age group, y
1–154 (11.8)
16–241 (2.9)
25–4019 (55.9)
41–609 (26.5)
>601 (2.9)
Adults vs. children
<15 y of age (children)4 (11.8)
>15 y of age (adults)30 (88.2)

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