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Volume 24, Number 1—January 2018

Nipah Virus Contamination of Hospital Surfaces during Outbreaks, Bangladesh, 2013–2014

Md Zakiul HassanComments to Author , Hossain M.S. Sazzad, Stephen P. Luby, Katharine Sturm-Ramirez, Mejbah Uddin Bhuiyan, Mohammed Ziaur Rahman, Md Muzahidul Islam, Ute Ströher, Sharmin Sultana, Mohammad Abdullah Heel Kafi, Peter Daszak, Mahmudur Rahman, and Emily S. Gurley
Author affiliations: icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh (M.Z. Hassan, H.M.S. Sazzad, K. Sturm-Ramirez, M.U. Bhuiyan, M.Z. Rahman, M.M. Islam, M.A.H. Kafi, E.S. Gurley); Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA (S.P. Luby); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K. Sturm-Ramirez, U. Ströher); Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Dhaka (S. Sultana, M. Rahman); EcoHealth Alliance, New York, New York, USA (P. Daszak)

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Table 2

Proportion of surfaces contaminated with Nipah virus RNA associated with 6 laboratory-confirmed Nipah cases in 3 surveillance hospitals, Bangladesh, December 2013–April 2014*

Surface type No. surface samples collected No. (%) positive
Walls beside patient bed 4 0
Bed rails 4 1 (25)
Bed sheet 6 3 (50)
Clinical record file 6 0
Multipurpose towel 5 4 (80)

*Two patients were on the floor and had no bed rail surface; 2 patients did not have an adjacent wall; 1 patient did not have a towel sample.

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