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Volume 21, Number 2—February 2015

Outbreak of Henipavirus Infection, Philippines, 2014

Paola Katrina G. Ching, Vikki Carr de los Reyes, Maria Nemia Sucaldito, Enrique Tayag, Alah Baby Columna-Vingno, Fedelino F. Malbas, Gilbert C. Bolo, James Sejvar, Debbie Eagles, Geoffrey Playford, Erica Dueger, Yoshihiro Kaku, Shigeru Morikawa, Makoto Kuroda, Glenn A. Marsh, Sam McCullough, and A. Ruth FoxwellComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Department of Health, Manila, Philippines (P.K.G. Ching, V.C. de los Reyes, M.N. Sucaldito, E. Tayag, F.F. Malbas Jr.); Center for Health Development Region XII, General Santos, Philippines (A.B. Columna-Vingno); Department of Agriculture, Manila (G.C. Bolo, Jr); World Health Organization, Manila (J.J. Sejvar, D. Eagles, G. Playford, E. Dueger, A.R. Foxwell); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.J. Sejvar, E. Dueger); Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (D. Eagles, G.A. Marsh, S. McCullough); University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (G. Playford); National Institute of Infectious Disease, Tokyo, Japan (Y. Kaku, S. Morikawa, M. Kuroda); Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (A.R. Foxwell)

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Table 1

Exposure and infection profile of henipavirus case-patients, Sultan Kudurat, Mindanao, Philippines, March 3–May 24, 2014

Clinical presentation Slaughter and meat consumption Meat consumption alone Exposure to probably infected human Uncertain exposure Total
Acute encephalitis syndrome
No. patients 3 3 4 1 11
Sex, M:F 3:0 3:0 4:0 1:0 11:0
Age , y 21, 32, 60 30, 51, 54 24, 29, 35, and 46 28 32 (median)
Incubation period 6, 8, 8 7, 10, 20 3–8. 6, 7, 8 Unknown 3–20
No. deaths
Influenza-like illness (n = 5) or meningitis (n = 1)
No. patients 4 0 1 1 6
Sex, M:F 4:0 NA 1:0 0:1 5:1
Age, y 21, 23, 26, 39 NA 46 26 26 (median)
Incubation period, d 7, 9, 15, 15 NA 4 Unknown 4–15
No. deaths 0 NA 0 0 0

*NA, not applicable.

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