Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 30th, 2002
"An outbreak of infection with the Nipah virus, a novel paramyxovirus, occurred among pig farmers between September 1998 and June 1999 in Malaysia, involving 265 patients with 105 fatalities," according to Chong Tin Tan and colleagues at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
Two years after this outbreak, more than 10% of survivors suffered from relapsed or delayed-onset encephalitis, Tan and coauthors found.
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