Nipah virus disease

What is Nipah virus disease?

Nipah virus disease, caused by the Nipah virus, is a recently discovered zoonotic disease characterized by fever, constitutional symptoms and encephalitis, sometimes accompanied by respiratory illness.

Other condition names

  • Nipah encephalitis
  • Nipah fever


  • Worldwide: <1 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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