Global & Disaster Medicine

Can Nipah virus lead to another pandemic?

Lancet

“……Evidence from Bangladesh shows that viral spillovers from bats to humans happen regularly, providing an opportunity for a more highly transmissible strain to infect and adapt in humans. Fuelled by population density and mobility, such evolution increases the risk of a pandemic…..”

Distribution map showing areas endemic for Henipavirus Outbreaks and Pteropus. Countries are Kuran, Tyumen, Omsk, and Novosibirsk


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