Nipah Virus Infection

Nipah virus infection is an emerging zoonotic disease that affects both animals and humans

It was first identified in the village of Nipah in Malaysia in 1998 and has since spread to many countries including India, Bangladesh and other Southeast Asian countries.

The virus is transmitted to humans through infected animals, especially bats, contaminated food or drink, and close contact with infected people.

In severe cases, the virus can cause encephalitis, a potentially fatal inflammation of the brain.