Nipah virus

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Ni·​pah virus ˈnē-pə- How to pronounce Nipah virus (audio)
: a single-stranded RNA virus of the family Paramyxoviridae (species Nipah virus of the genus Henipavirus) that has caused epidemics of respiratory disease in pigs and an often fatal encephalitis in humans in Malaysia, Singapore, and Bangladesh

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“Nipah virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Nipah%20virus. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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