Nipah Virus - Paramyxoviridae

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New Paramyxovirus Discovered - Nipah Virus (Virus named in Seremban G.H. by Minister of Health) 10 April 1999

News Online (some links may not work after a few days)

  • The Star Online Malaysia.
  • Search Nipah related news (Some links down)
  • Profile of a virus
  • Nipah in the wilderness
  • Living with the unknown At the height of the 1999 outbreak in Bukit Pelanduk, Negri Sembilan, medical and veterinary scientists conducting an autopsy on a pig were forced to wear biohazard suits because of Nipah's lethal virulence- STAR Online
  • Chronology of events
  • Crucial test results from sixth pig farm (22 July 2000)
  • UM to start Nipah virus research (2 July 2000)
  • Five pig farms quarantined (1 July 2000)
  • Tajol Rosli: We'll compensate pig farmers (22 June 2000)
  • Fresh pork only on alternate days now (22 June 2000)
  • Steps taken to stop virus outbreak, says Pak Lah (21 June 2000)
  • Woman with Nipah virus an old case (18 June 2000)
  • Dept begins culling of pigs in Gopeng (17 June 2000)
  • Search JE related news (Some links down)
  • Viral Outbreak:Advice / Precautionary Measures To Farmers And Farm Workers
  • Nipah virus (11 April 1999)
  • Singapore abattoir workers also affected by virus (31 March 1999)
  • Second virus (20 March 1999)
  • Fund set up (21 March 1999)
  • Problems hamper culling operation (21 March 1999)
  • New Straits Times Interactive, Malaysia (Links down)
  • Killer virus named after Kampung Baru Sungai Nipah (11 April 1999; New Sunday Times)
  • Nipah virus discovered in only four months (11 April 1999; New Sunday Times)
  • New virus strain discovered (20 March 1999)
  • Fund to help JE victims (21 March 1999)
  • Play it safe against new virus (22 March 1999)
  • Culling goes on as US disease control team leader arrives (23 March 1999)
  • Donations pour in, new drug is used (24 March 1999)
  • Bernama, Malaysia(Links down)
  • EXTRA PRECAUTION TO CONTAIN HENDRA-LIKE VIRUS (26 March 1999)
  • NEW VIRUS RELATED TO "HENDRA" DETECTED (20 March 1999)
  • ALL MEDICINE BEING USED TO TREAT JE PATIENTS (23 March 1999)
  • JE DEATH TOLL RISES TO 58 (24 March 1999)
  • DPM TO HEAD JE TASK FORCE (24 March 1999)
  • NEARLY 30,000 PIGS CULLED SINCE MARCH 4 (24 March 1999)
  • Utusan Online
  • The Straits Times Interactive, Singapore.(Links down)
  • Malaysia finds second deadly virus (20 March 1999)
  • Spread of pig virus halted, says PPD (24 March 1999)
  • BBC - World - Asia-Pacific - Health
  • Bats blamed for disease outbreak (19 May 1999)
  • More Malaysian pigs to be culled (7 May 1999)
  • Dog slaughter follows pig cull (20 April 1999)
  • Malaysian pig cull extended (28 March 1999)
  • Malaysia virus confusion (26 March 1999)
  • Pig slaughter begins in Malaysia (21 March 1999)
  • CNN - CNN World News - Asia-Pacific - CNN Health (Links down)Figure. Transmission electron micrographs of Menangle virus negatively stained with 2% phosphotungstic acid. A. Depicts the pleomorphic nature of the virion; bar=100nm. B. Shows a disrupted virion, the virus envelope with surface projections (hollow arrow) and nucleocapsids (solid arrow); bar=100nm.
  • Rare killer virus infects pigs in a new area of Malaysia - May 9, 1999
  • Rare killer virus infects pigs in a new area of Malaysia - May 7, 1999
  • U.S. scientists search for origins of deadly Malaysian virus - May 3, 1999
  • CDC puts death toll for Malaysia pig virus at 117 - April 8, 1999
  • Vaccination of pigs halted as fear of second virus spreads (26 March 1999)
  • Malaysia gets U.S. help with virus outbreak (22 March 1999)
  • Malaysian pig farmers slaughter hogs to contain deadly virus (23 March 1999)
  • Malaysia orders residents out of virus zone (24 March 1999)
  • Associated Press
  • The Boston Globe's boston.com
  • Malaysia's killer virus first of its kind (8 April 1999)
  • Asiaweek - Malaysia battles to contain a virus spread from infected pigs as fear strikes its farms and villages - April 2, 1999
  • Time Asia - Hog Hell - APRIL 5, 1999 VOL. 153 NO. 13
  • ABC Foreign Correspondent - Malaysia: Pig Virus (18 May 1999)
  • The New York Times
  • Killer Virus Is Linked to Asian Flying Foxes (15 Aug 2000)
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