Serological evidence of possible human infection with Tioman virus, a newly described paramyxovirus of bat origin.

Yaiw, Koon Chu; Crameri, Gary; Wang, Linfa; Chong, Heng Thay; Chua, Kaw Bing; Tan, Chong Tin; Goh, Khean Jin; Shamala, Devi; Wong, K Thong (2007) Serological evidence of possible human infection with Tioman virus, a newly described paramyxovirus of bat origin. The Journal of infectious diseases, 196 (6). pp. 884-6. ISSN 0022-1899

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Abstract

Tioman virus, a relatively new paramyxovirus, was isolated from fruit bats (Pteropus species) on Tioman Island, Malaysia, in 2001. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of antibodies to T. virus in island inhabitants, by use of comparative ELISA and serum neutralization assays. Of the 169 human sera analyzed, 5 (approximately 3.0%) were positive for T. virus, by comparative ELISA. Of these 5 sera, 3 (1.8% of the total) had neutralizing antibodies against T. virus, suggesting previous infection of this study population by this virus or a similar virus.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Yaiw, Koon Chu
  2. Crameri, Gary
  3. Wang, Linfa
  4. Chong, Heng Thay
  5. Chua, Kaw Bing
  6. Tan, Chong Tin
  7. Goh, Khean Jin
  8. Shamala, Devi
  9. Wong, K Thong
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of infectious diseases
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent; Adult;
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology > Theories of disease. Etiology. Pathogenesis
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2011 09:15
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2011 09:18
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/707

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