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By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 12th, 2014

What is Nipah virus?

Nipah virus (NiV) was initially isolated in 1999 upon examining samples from an outbreak of encephalitis and respiratory illness among adult men in Malaysia and Singapore. Its name originated from Sungai Nipah, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Bangladesh reports new Nipah virus cases, first since April 2013

At least two Nipah virus (NiV) cases have been confirmed in Bangladesh and another four suspected cases deaths are being investigated, according to a Dhaka Tribune report today. Pteropus batsPublic domain image/ More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 13th, 2013

WSU researchers discover how Nipah virus infects human cells

PRESS RELEASE A team of scientists from Washington State University has discovered how one of the planet’s most deadly known viruses employs burglary-ring-like teamwork to infiltrate the human cell. WSU virologist More...

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