Laboratory Resources: Nipah Virus
This guide, printable flyer, provides laboratory resources related to Nipah Virus. This is a part of a series of one-page resource guides for laboratorians.
Nipah virus (NiV) is a zoonotic virus that can spread between animals and people. Fruit bats, also called flying foxes, are the animal reservoir for NiV in nature. NiV can spread to people from direct contact with infected animals, such as bats or pigs, or their body fluids (such as blood, urine, or saliva), and can also occur by consuming food products that have been contaminated by body fluids of infected animals. Human transmission can occur via close contact with a person infected with NiV or their body fluids (including nasal or respiratory droplets, urine, or blood).