Nipah virus: Age and breathing difficulties increase the risk of disease spread

Nipah virus has been identified as an emerging infectious disease that may cause severe epidemics in the near future. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS, icddr,b, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, just showed that adult cases with respiratory symptoms transmit the virus to more individuals than other cases, and might therefore be targeted for interventions when the isolation of all suspected Nipah cases is not possible. This research paves the way to more efficient control measures.
Source: EurekaAlert,