Author(s): Paweska JT, Sewlall NH, Ksiazek TG, Blumberg LH, Hale MJ,
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Abstract A nosocomial outbreak of disease involving 5 patients, 4 of whom died, occurred in South Africa during September-October 2008. The first patient had been transferred from Zambia to South Africa for medical management. Three cases involved secondary spread of infection from the first patient, and 1 was a tertiary infection. A novel arenavirus was identified. The source of the first patient's infection remains undetermined.
This article was published in Emerg Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination