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Research Article

Comparison of the Pathogenicity of Nipah Virus Isolates from Bangladesh and Malaysia in the Syrian Hamster

  • Blair L. DeBuysscher,

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, United States of America

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  • Emmie de Wit,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Vincent J. Munster,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Dana Scott,

    Affiliation: Rocky Mountain Veterinary Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Heinz Feldmann mail,

    feldmannh@niaid.nih.gov (HF); prescottjb@niaid.nih.gov (JP)

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Joseph Prescott mail

    feldmannh@niaid.nih.gov (HF); prescottjb@niaid.nih.gov (JP)

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Published: January 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002024

About the Authors

Blair L. DeBuysscher, Emmie de Wit, Vincent J. Munster, Heinz Feldmann, Joseph Prescott
Laboratory of Virology, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America
Blair L. DeBuysscher
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, United States of America
Dana Scott
Rocky Mountain Veterinary Branch, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BLD JP. Performed the experiments: BLD JP DS EdW VJM HF. Analyzed the data: BLD JP DS EdW VJM HF. Wrote the paper: BLD JP HF.