Journal article

Isolation and Full-Genome Characterization of Nipah Viruses from Bats, Bangladesh

Danielle E Anderson, Ariful Islam, Gary Crameri, Shawn Todd, Ausraful Islam, Salah U Khan, Adam Foord, Mohammed Z Rahman, Ian H Mendenhall, Stephen P Luby, Emily S Gurley, Peter Daszak, Jonathan H Epstein, Lin-Fa Wang

Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL | Published : 2019

Abstract

Despite molecular and serologic evidence of Nipah virus in bats from various locations, attempts to isolate live virus have been largely unsuccessful. We report isolation and full-genome characterization of 10 Nipah virus isolates from Pteropus medius bats sampled in Bangladesh during 2013 and 2014.

Grants

Awarded by National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center


Awarded by National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network Award


Awarded by National Research Foundation


Awarded by Ministry of Health


Awarded by Ministry of Defence in Singapore


Awarded by National Medical Research Council of Singapore


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center (R01TW005869: P.D., J.H.E., A.I., S.P.L., and E.S.G.), the US Agency for International Development, PREDICT Project (J.H.E., A.I., A.I., and P.D.), and a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network Award (EcoHealthNet DEB-0955897). L.-F.W. was supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF2012NRF-CRP001-056), the Ministry of Health (CDPHRG/0006/2014) and the Ministry of Defence (DIRP2015-9016102060) in Singapore. D.E.A. and I.H.M. were supported by New Investigators Grants from the National Medical Research Council of Singapore (NMRC/BNIG/2030/2015 and NMRC/BNIG/2005/2013).