Nipah Virus (NiV)- An Overview


Nipah virus (NiV) is a type of RNA virus that belongs to the family Paramyxoviridae and the genus Henipavirus. It is a zoonotic virus, meaning that it can spread between animals and humans. The natural reservoir of NiV is fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, also known as flying foxes. NiV can also infect pigs and other domestic animals, as well as cause severe disease and death in humans.