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Microbes Infect. 2001 Apr;3(4):289-95.

Laboratory diagnosis of Nipah and Hendra virus infections.

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CSIRO Livestock Industries, Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Private Bag 24, 5 Portarlington Road, Geelong 3220, Australia.


Although Hendra and Nipah viruses emerged to cause novel zoonotic infections only recently, there now exists a strong but poorly documented diagnostic capability for both. This review gives an overview of the development of the tests, the tests currently recommended, their shortcomings and the perceived priorities for needed test improvements.

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