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Deadly Nipah Virus Emerges in India, Could Become Global Problem Similar to COVID, Media Warns

Sputnik International

By Andrei Dergalin

September 13, 2021

While the average transmission rate of the Nipah virus does not seem to be particularly high, a professor of infectious disease at Stanford University argued that “each time a person is infected, the virus is in an environment that selects for human adaptation and transmissibility”.
As the recent outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus in India, which already claimed the life of a 12-year old boy in the state of Kerala, NPR warns that this deadly pathogen remains a concern for the whole world.

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