Spillover – Zika, Ebola & Beyond

Virus Hunter: Monitoring Nipah Virus in Bat Populations

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Fruit bats carry a virus called Nipah which can be transmitted to humans and cause severe disease. In Bangladesh the virus causes a disease outbreak almost every year. Jon Epstein of the EcoHealth Alliance walks us through the history and evidence of how scientists uncovered the route of transmission to humans. This video was produced as an educational resource by HHMI BioInteractive.

Aired: 06/26/18

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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