In Utero Transmission of Nipah Virus: Role Played by Pregnancy and Vertical Transmission in Henipavirus Epidemiology

Dimitrov, Dimiter S.; Lin-Fa Wang
September 2007
Journal of Infectious Diseases;9/15/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 6, p807
Academic Journal
The authors discuss the importance of understanding utero transmission of Nipah virus (NiV) in pregnancy. With the lack of clear evidence on the mechanisms of in utero transmission, research on Henipavirus epidemiology with regard to pregnancy and vertical transmission is considered important and relevant to human health. The authors also cites a study on NiV transmission in pregnant cat, published within the issue, and notes that the model is relevant in studying human infection.


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