Exposure-based screening for nipah virus encephalitis, Bangladesh

Hossain M.S. Sazzad, Stephen P. Luby, Ute Ströher, Peter Daszak, Sharmin Sultana, Sayma Afroj, Mahmudur Rahman, Emily S. Gurley

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We measured the performance of exposure screening questions to identify Nipah virus encephalitis in hospitalized encephalitis patients during the 2012-13 Nipah virus season in Bangladesh. The sensitivity (93%), specificity (82%), positive predictive value (37%), and negative predictive value (99%) results suggested that screening questions could more quickly identify persons with Nipah virus encephalitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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