Laboratory diagnosis of Nipah and Hendra virus infections

Microbes Infect. 2001 Apr;3(4):289-95. doi: 10.1016/s1286-4579(01)01382-x.


Although Hendra and Nipah viruses emerged to cause novel zoonotic infections only recently, there now exists a strong but poorly documented diagnostic capability for both. This review gives an overview of the development of the tests, the tests currently recommended, their shortcomings and the perceived priorities for needed test improvements.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Neutralization Tests
  • Paramyxoviridae Infections / diagnosis*
  • Paramyxoviridae Infections / veterinary
  • Paramyxoviridae Infections / virology
  • Paramyxovirinae / immunology
  • Paramyxovirinae / isolation & purification
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Quality Control