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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1999 Apr 9;48(13):265-9.

Outbreak of Hendra-like virus--Malaysia and Singapore, 1998-1999.

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  • MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 1999 Apr 30;48(16):339.

Abstract

During September 29, 1998-April 4, 1999, 229 cases of febrile encephalitis (111 [48%] fatal) were reported to the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH). During March 13-19, 1999, nine cases of similar encephalitic illnesses (one fatal) and two cases of respiratory illness occurred among abattoir workers in Singapore. Tissue culture isolation identified a previously unknown infectious agent from ill patients. This report summarizes the preliminary epidemiologic and laboratory investigations of these cases, which indicate that a previously unrecognized paramyxovirus related to, but distinct from, the Australian Hendra virus is associated with this outbreak.

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