Nipah Virus Infection (see Nipah Virus Infection)

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Animals Involved

Voles, muskrats; also found in other animals

Known Distributions

Siberia

Probable Means of Spreading

Tick bites (Dermacentor spp); direct contact with body fluids or carcasses of muskrats and possibly other animal hosts

Clinical Manifestations in People

Biphasic febrile illness with headache, GI signs, ± hemorrhages (nose, gums, lungs, uterus); CNS signs in minority of patients; mortality rate <3%

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