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We isolated and characterized Nipah virus (NiV) from Pteropus vampyrus bats, the putative reservoir for the 1998 outbreak in Malaysia, and provide evidence of viral recrudescence. This isolate is monophyletic with previous NiVs in combined analysis, and the nucleocapsid gene phylogeny species.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid1612.091790

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

12/2010

Volume

16

Pages

1990 - 1993

Keywords

Amino Acid Substitution, Animals, Chiroptera, Communicable Diseases, Emerging, Disease Outbreaks, Disease Reservoirs, Henipavirus Infections, Humans, Malaysia, Molecular Epidemiology, Molecular Sequence Data, Nipah Virus, Phylogeny, Prospective Studies, Sequence Analysis, Protein, Seroepidemiologic Studies, Swine