Meridian Introduces Critical Raw Materials for Nipah Virus Diagnosis, a Key Emerging Disease on the WHO’s Priority List
The Nipah virus can be transmitted to humans from animals (bats, pigs, cattle, goats), and also directly through human-to-human contact. Nipah virus infection in humans causes a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection (subclinical) to acute respiratory infection and fatal encephalitis. Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are the natural host of the Nipah virus. The Nipah virus is an RNA virus that is part of the Paramyxovidae family that was first identified as a zoonotic pathogen after an outbreak involving severe respiratory illness in pigs and encephalitic disease in humans in
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