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 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
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine(all)

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Sazzad, H. M. S., Luby, S. P., Ströher, U., Daszak, P., Sultana, S., Afroj, S., ... Gurley, E. (2015). Exposure-based screening for nipah virus encephalitis, Bangladesh. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 21(2), 349-351. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2102.141129

Exposure-based screening for nipah virus encephalitis, Bangladesh. / Sazzad, Hossain M S; Luby, Stephen P.; Ströher, Ute; Daszak, Peter; Sultana, Sharmin; Afroj, Sayma; Rahman, Mahmudur; Gurley, Emily.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 349-351.

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Sazzad, HMS, Luby, SP, Ströher, U, Daszak, P, Sultana, S, Afroj, S, Rahman, M & Gurley, E 2015, 'Exposure-based screening for nipah virus encephalitis, Bangladesh', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 349-351. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2102.141129
Sazzad HMS, Luby SP, Ströher U, Daszak P, Sultana S, Afroj S et al. Exposure-based screening for nipah virus encephalitis, Bangladesh. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2015 Jan 1;21(2):349-351. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2102.141129
Sazzad, Hossain M S ; Luby, Stephen P. ; Ströher, Ute ; Daszak, Peter ; Sultana, Sharmin ; Afroj, Sayma ; Rahman, Mahmudur ; Gurley, Emily. / Exposure-based screening for nipah virus encephalitis, Bangladesh. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2015 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 349-351.
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