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Nipah Virus (or a Cousin) Strikes Again

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Science  20 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5661, pp. 1121
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5661.1121b

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Summary

More than 40 people in central Bangladesh appear to have fallen ill with encephalitis, and 14 have died. Tests point to the Nipah virus, which debuted during a devastating outbreak in Malaysia in 1999.