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Risk of Nosocomial Transmission of Nipah Virus in a Bangladesh Hospital

Emily S. Gurley , MPH, Joel M. Montgomery , MSc, PhD, M. Jahangir Hossain , MBBS, MSc, M. Rafiqul Islam , MBBS, MPhil, M. Abdur Rahim Molla , MPhil, MPH, S. M. Shamsuzzaman , MPhil, PhD, Kazi Akram , MBBS, MSc, Kamruz Zaman , MBBS, MPH, Nima Asgari , MD, James A. Comer , PhD, Abul Kalam Azad , MBBS, MPhil, Pierre E. Rollin , MD, Thomas G. Ksiazek , PhD and Robert F. Breiman , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 28, No. 6 (June 2007), pp. 740-742
DOI: 10.1086/516665
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/516665
Page Count: 3
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Risk of Nosocomial Transmission of Nipah Virus in a Bangladesh Hospital
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Abstract

We conducted a seroprevalence study and exposure survey of healthcare workers to assess the risk of nosocomial transmission of Nipah virus during an outbreak in Bangladesh in 2004. No evidence of recent Nipah virus infection was detected despite substantial exposures and minimal use of personal protective equipment.

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