2002- Acute neurological syndrome in Bangladesh - Update 3
30 August 2002
Disease Outbreak Reported
The Government of Bangladesh has informed WHO that the preliminary findings of the investigation of an outbreak of a severe encephalitic illness in Meherpur, Bangladesh in April-May 2001 are now available (see previous report). The results of serological tests on clinical samples performed by the WHO Collaborating Centres, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, United States, suggest that the aetiological agent may be Nipah or a closely related virus.