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Nipah virus

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Nipah virus is a newly recognized virus, spreading from animals to humans (zoonotic). It has caused diseases in animals and in humans, through contact with infectious animals.

Nipah virus has become a public health concern, due to its ability to infect a wide range of species, and more importantly by producing a lethal disease in humans.

However, the precise mechanisms of transmission are still unclear and treatment relies on providing intensive supportive care.

Source: GreenFacts, based on US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hendra Virus Disease and Nipah Virus Encephalitis 

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Virus

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Español: Virus Nipah
Français: Virus Nipah

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