Syrian Golden Hamster Model for Nipah Virus Infection.Methods Mol Biol. 2023; 2682:219-229.MM
Small rodent animal models that recapitulate the symptomology and pathology of the human disease caused by Nipah virus (NiV) are crucial not only to study virus-induced disease but also a critical component for the development of vaccine and therapeutic candidates. The Syrian golden hamster is the most commonly used small animal model for NiV and develops clinical symptoms and pathologies that closely resemble NiV disease in humans. In this chapter, we describe standard techniques used to infect hamsters and conduct evaluation of therapeutics and vaccine candidates.