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The Special Pathogens Branch conducts a variety of research projects on viral hemorrhagic fevers and other emerging diseases, leading to publications in many different scientific journals. In addition, the branch sponsors or cosponsors conferences and seminars that address various aspects of viral hemorrhagic and emerging diseases.

Featured here are recent articles that have appeared in journals, textbooks and other publications.   

Please note:  The list below is not comprehensive.

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Go to top of page

  • Williams R, Al-Busaidy S, Mehta F, Maupin G, Wagoner K, Al-Awaidy S, Suleiman AJM, Khan AS, Peters CJ, Ksaizek TG. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever: A seroepidemiological and tick survey in the Sultanate of Oman. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2000; 5: 99-106.
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Go to top of page


Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Go to top of page

For the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome reference list, please refer to the Research Bibliography page on the "All About Hantavirus" site.

Lassa Fever Go to top of page
  • Bausch DG, Rollin PE, Demby AH, Coulibaly M, Kanu J, Conteh AS, et al. Diagnosis and clinical virology of Lassa fever as evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, indirect fluorescent-antibody test, and virus isolation. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2000; 38(7): 2670-7.
  • Bowen M, Rollin PE, Ksiazek TG, Hustad H, Bausch D, Demby A, et al. Genetic diversity among Lassa virus strains. Journal of Virology. 2000; 74(15):6992-7004.
  • Mahanty S, Bausch DG, Thomas RL, Goba A, Bah A, Peters CJ, Rollin PE. Low levels of interleukin-8 and interferon-inducible protein-10 in serum are associated with fatal infections in acute Lassa fever. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2001; 183(12):1713-21.
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Go to top of page
  • Jahrling PB, Peters CJ. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus: a neglected pathogen of man. Arch Pathol Lab Med 1992;116:486-8.
  • Mets MB, BAP, Barton LL, Khan AS, Ksiazek TG. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus: an under-diagnosed cause of congenital chorioretinitis. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2000; 130(2): 209-15.
  • Peters CJ, Buchmeier M, Rollin PE, Ksiazek TG. Arenaviruses. In: Belshe RB, ed. Textbook of Human Virology. 2nd ed. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc. 1991:541-70.
Nipah Virus Encephalitis Go to top of page
  • Ali R, Mounts AW, Parashar UD, Sahani M, Lye MS, Isa M, Balathevan K, Arif T, Ksiazek TG. Nipah virus among military personnel involved in pig culling during an outbreak of encephalitis in Malaysia, 1998-1999. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2001; 7(4):759-61.
  • Amal NM, Lye MS, Ksiazek TG, Kitsutani PD, Hanjeet KS, Kamaluddin MA, Ong F, Devi S, Stockton PC, Ghazali O, Zainab R, Taha MA. Risk factors for Nipah virus transmission, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia: results from a hospital-based case-control study. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine & P ublic Health. Jun 2000; 31(2):301-6.
  • Arjoso S, Wuryadi S, Windyaningsih C, Winoto IL, Heriyanto A, Ksiazek TG, Campbell JR, Burans JP, Corwin AL. The economic imperative of Nipah virus surveillance in Indonesia. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2001; 95(4):368-9.
  • CDC, Outbreak of Hendra-like virus—Malaysia and Singapore, 1998-1999. MMWR. Apr 9, 1999; vol 48, no 3, 265-269.
  • CDC, Update: Outbreak of Nipah virus-- Malaysia and Singapore, 1999. MMWR, Apr 30, 1999; vol 48, no 16, 335-7.
  • Chew MH, Arguin PM, Shay DK, Goh KT, Rollin PE, Shieh WJ, Zaki SR, Rota PA, Ling AE, Ksiazek TG, Chew SK, Anderson LJ. Risk factors for Nipah virus infection among abattoir workers in Singapore. Journal of Infectious Diseases. May 2000; 181(5):1760-3.
  • Chua KB, Bellini WJ, Rota PA, Harcourt BH, Tamin A, Lam SK, Ksiazek TG, Rollin PE, Zaki SR, Shieh W, Goldsmith CS, Gubler DJ, Roehrig JT, Eaton B, Gould AR, Olson J, Field H, Daniels P, Ling AE, Peters CJ, Anderson LJ, Mahy BW. Nipah virus: a recently emergent deadly paramyxovirus. Science. May 26 2000; 288(5470):1432-5.
  • Chua KB, Goh KJ, Wong KT, Kamarulzaman A, Tan PS, Ksiazek TG, Zaki SR, Paul G, Lam SK, Tan CT. Fatal encephalitis due to Nipah virus among pig-farmers in Malaysia. Lancet. Oct 9, 1999; 354(9186):1257-9.
  • Chua KB, Lam SK, Goh KJ, Hooi PS, Ksiazek TG, Kamarulzaman A, Olson J, Tan CT. The presence of Nipah virus in respiratory secretions and urine of patients during an outbreak of Nipah virus encephalitis in Malaysia. Journal of Infection. Jan 2001; 42(1):40-3.
  • Daniels P, Ksiazek T, Eaton BT. Laboratory diagnosis of Nipah and Hendra virus infections. Microbes & Infection. Apr 2001; 3(4):289-95.
  • Field H; Young P, Yob JM, Mill JN, Hall Less, Mackenzie J. The natural history of Hendra and Nipah viruses. Microbes and Infection. 2001; 3(4):307-314.
  • Harcourt BH, Tamin A, Halpin K, Ksiazek TG, Rollin PE, Bellini WJ, Rota PA. Molecular characterization of the polymerase gene and genomic termini of Nipah virus. Virology. Aug 15 2001; 287(1):192-201.
  • Harcourt BH, Tamin A, Ksiazek TG, Rollin PE, Anderson LJ, Bellini WJ, Rota PA. Molecular characterization of Nipah virus, a newly emergent paramyxovirus. Virology. Jun 5 2000; 271(2):334-49.
  • Hooper P, Zaki S, Daniels P, Middleton, D. Comparative pathology of the diseases caused by Hendra and Nipah viruses. Microbes & Infection. Apr 2001; 3(4):315-22.
  • Hyatt AD, Zaki SR, Goldsmith CS, Wise TG, Hengstberger SG . Ultrastructure of Hendra virus and Nipah virus within cultured cells and host animals. Microbes & Infection. Apr 2001; 3(4):297-306.
  • Johara MY; Field H; Mohd R,A, Morrissy C, van der Heide B, Rota P, bin Adzhar A, White J Daniels P, Jamaluddin A, Ksiazek TG. Nipah Virus Infection in Bats (Order Chiroptera) in Peninsular Malaysia. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2001; 7(3):439-441.
  • Katz G, Williams RJ, Burt, MS, de Souza LTM, Pereira, LE,Mills JN, N, Suzuki, A, Ferreira IB, Souza RP, Alves VAF, Salazar BJ, Yates TL, Meyer R, Shieh WJ, Ksiazek TG, Zaki SR, Khan AS, Peters CJ. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 2001; 1(3):181-190.
  • Mounts AW, Kaur H, Parashar UD, Ksiazek TG, Cannon D, Arokiasamy JT, Anderson LJ, Lye, MS. Nipah Virus Nosocomial Study Group. A cohort study of health care workers to assess nosocomial transmissibility of Nipah virus, Malaysia, 1999. Journal of Infectious Diseases. Mar 1 2001; 183(5):810-3.
  • Nichol ST, Arikawa J, Kawaoka Y. Emerging viral diseases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Nov 7, 2000; 97(23):12411-2.
  • Parashar UD, Sunn LM, Ong F, Mounts AW, Arif MT, Ksiazek TG, Kamaluddin MA, Mustafa AN, Kaur H, Ding LM, Othman G, Radzi HM, Kitsutani PT, Stockton PC, Arokiasamy J, Gary HE, Jr, Anderson LJ . Case-control study of risk factors for human infection with a new zoonotic paramyxovirus, Nipah virus, during a 1998-1999 outbreak of severe encephalitis in Malaysia. Journal of Infectious Diseases. May 2000; 181(5):1755-9.
  • Paton NI, Leo YS, Zaki SR, Auchus AP, Lee KE, Ling AE, Chew SK, Ang B, Rollin PE, Umapathi T, Sng I, Lee CC, Lim E, Ksiazek TG. Outbreak of Nipah-virus infection among abattoir workers in Singapore. Lancet. Oct 9 1999; 354(9186):1253-6.
  • Sahani M, Parashar UD, Ali R, Das, P, Lye MS, Isa MM, Arif MT, Ksiazek TG, Sivamoorthy, M. Nipah virus infection among abattoir workers in Malaysia, 1998-1999. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2001; 30(5):1017-1020.
  • Yob JM, Field H, Rashdi AM, Morrissy C, Van der Heide B, Rota P, bin Adzhar A, White J, Daniels P, Jamaluddin A, Ksiazek T. Nipah virus infection in bats (order Chiroptera) in peninsular Malaysia. Emerging Infectious Diseases. May-Jun 2001; 7(3):439-41.
Rift Valley Fever Go to top of page
South American Arenaviral Hemorrhagic Fevers Go to top of page
  • Strickland TG, Mills JN, McKee Jr KT. South American Hemorrhagic Fevers. Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2000; 31(3): 279-81.
  • Weaver SC, Salas RA , de Manzione N, Fulhorst CF, Duno G, Utrera A, Mills JN, Ksiazek TG, Tovar D, Tesh TB. Guanarito virus (Arenaviridae) isolates from endemic and outlying localities in Venezuela: sequence comparisons among and within strains
    isolated from Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever patients and rodents. Virology. 2000; 266(1): 189-95.
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Go to top of page
  • Peters CJ, Shelokov A. Current Therapy in Infectious Disease. Viral Hemorrhagic Fever. 1990; 355-360.
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