Nipah Virus: The Latest on This Deadly Disease

Nipah virus is a zoonotic virus that can spread between animals and people

The natural host of NiV is fruit bats, also known as flying foxes.

NiV infection in humans can cause a range of symptoms, from mild to severe illness and even death

The case fatality rate of NiV infection is estimated to be between 40% and 75%.

 The first NiV outbreak occurred in Malaysia and Singapore in 1999.