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By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 12th, 2014
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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
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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...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 21st, 2013
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Bangladesh: Nipah virus has killed more than 80 percent of those infected in 2013 outbreak

While there is much attention over the outbreaks in China (H7N9 avian influenza) and the Middle East with the new coronavirus, Bangladesh has been in a battle with a viral disease outbreak that is killing a whopping More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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Nipah virus death toll now at 10 in Bangladesh

Pteropus batsPublic domain image/ Robotbreeder at the wikipedia project In a follow-up to a story last week, the death toll due to Nipah virus so far this year in Bangladesh has risen to 10 according to Bangladesh’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 28th, 2013
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Bangladesh: Death toll from Nipah virus now at eight people this year

With the announcement of two additional fatalities from the lethal zoonotic disease, Mahmudur Rahman, director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said this brings the total More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 26th, 2010
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Transplanting Plum Island to Kansas: is the country’s food supply at risk?

The controversial animal disease research laboratory, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located on the relatively remote island off the tip of Long Island will be moving to the heartland of America, Manhattan, More...


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