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Description:Using immunohistochemical (IHC) technique, this photomicrograph of a canine cardiac (heart) tissue specimen, revealed some of the cytoarchitectural histopathologic changes associated with a Nipah virus infection.

Infection with Nipah virus has been associated with an encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) characterized by fever and drowsiness and more serious central nervous system disease, such as coma, seizures, and inability to maintain breathing.
Laboratory tests that are used to diagnose Hendra virus (HV) and Nipah virus (NV) include detection of antibody by ELISA (IgG and IgM), real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and virus isolation attempts. Laboratory diagnosis of a patient with a clinical history of HV or NV can be made during the acute and convalescent phase of the disease by using a combination of tests including detection of antibody in the serum or the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), viral RNA detection (RT-PCR) in the serum, CSF, or throat swabs, and virus isolation from the CSF or throat swabs.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc
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Links:CDC – Special Pathogens Branch; Hendra Virus Disease and Nipah Virus Encephalitis
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