Why The World Should Be More Than A Bit Worried About India’s Nipah Virus Outbreak

A road blockade set up during the Nipah virus outbreak in India this month.

A case of the virus, which claimed a 12-year-old boy’s life, has sparked fears of a new outbreak in India. Researchers fear that the deadly disease has the potential to cause global outbreaks as well.

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