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Nipah virus (NiV), a zoonotic paramyxovirus belonging to the genus Henipavirus, is classified as a Biosafety Level-4 pathogen based on its high pathogenicity in humans and the lack of available vaccines or therapeutics. Since its initial emergence in 1998 in Malaysia, this virus has been reported in Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific Ocean. NiV has a wide range of hosts, from its natural reservoir Pteropid bats to humans, horses, dogs, cats, cows, and pigs. NiV spreads from bats to humans through two main pathways, intermediate hosts (pigs and horses) and food-borne transmission via date palm sap contaminated with the saliva or urine of fruit bats. In this issue, Sun et al. reviewed the recent studies on the geographical and phylogenetic pro..., Read More >>
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