Nipah-virus definition

nĭpə
A paromyxovirus that is transmitted to humans from other mammals, especially pigs, and causes fever and myalgias that can progress to encephalitis.
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A paramyxovirus that is transmitted to humans from other mammals, especially pigs, and causes fever and myalgias that can progress to encephalitis.
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Origin of nipah-virus

  • After Nipah the village near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia where the death of a farm worker led to the identification of the virus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition