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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Oct;15(10):1598-602. doi: 10.3201/eid1510.090211.

Nosocomial outbreak of novel arenavirus infection, southern Africa.

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  • 1National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Sandringham, South Africa.

Abstract

A nosocomial outbreak of disease involving 5 patients, 4 of whom died, occurred in South Africa during September-October 2008. The first patient had been transferred from Zambia to South Africa for medical management. Three cases involved secondary spread of infection from the first patient, and 1 was a tertiary infection. A novel arenavirus was identified. The source of the first patient's infection remains undetermined.

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