That is actually really interesting. Thanks for sharing it!
It was the basis for the movie Contagion starring Matt Damon and bunch of other big name stars.
The thing I thought was curious is how they used some simple notions to identify the hosts namely that only non-muslim people got the disease ruling out mosquitos as the carrier and then were able to focus on the pigs.
There's a related article published a few days earlier on how tourism can give rise to pandemics because of the exotic places they visit. In one instance a beautiful cave system in Indonesia is a popular place loaded with bats, guano and roaches where researchers discovered 15 known viral pathogens and 48 unknown ones. Yikes!
Wow! Is this the same as "swine flu"?
Thanks for sharing,
No they are diferent, Nipah affects the brain and is much more deadly:
whereas swine flu is an influenza virus which produces fever, lethargy, sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing and decreased appetite.
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