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March 23, 2023

NPR Series Examines Nipah Transmission

The new NPR series "Hidden Viruses: How Pandemics Really Begin" examines how disease are increasingly crossing from animals to humans.
April 23, 2021

The Next Pandemic” Nipah virus?

GAVI, the vaccine alliance, examines the possibility of the Nipah virus causing another pandemic someday.  The major concern is that Nipah virus is  so deadly with […]
April 1, 2021

CEPI launches plan to tackle risk of future pandemics and epidemics

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness or CEPI has launched a US $3.5 bn plan to fight pandemics and epidemics.  CEPI plans a 3-prong approach built on […]
January 21, 2021
Dr. Supaporn Wacharapluesadee

The other virus that worries Asia

Nipah virus is on the World Health Organization’s top 10 list of pathogens that could cause a public health emergency. Supaporn Wacharapluesadee has been a part […]
January 21, 2021
Bats in tree

Can understanding Nipah help explain COVID-19?

Dr. Stephen Luby, a Stanford epidemiologist, discusses the similarities between the Nipah virus and novel viruses such as COVID-19 in a Q and A format. Dr. […]
November 6, 2020

Nipah virus may be more widespread than thought

A six-year study led by Dr. Jonathan Epstein finds that the Nipah virus may be more prevalent than thought.  The study found that bats throughout Bangladesh […]
May 1, 2020

How Fighting Nipah Helped KK Shailaja Fight Covid-19

KK Shailaja, Health Minister for the Indian state of Kerala, used her knowledge of fighting the Nipah virus to prepare her state for the Coronavirus.
April 1, 2020
Dr Emily Gurley. Photo JHU

Tracking the Nipah Virus

Dr Emily Gurley's 20 year quest to understand and prevent Nipah’s spread from bats to humans.
March 1, 2020

The Next Pandemic is Already Coming

Leading scientists discuss the epidemic potential of person to person spread of Nipah virus disease.
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