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Nipah Virus

animals,that causes severe rapid, fatal respiratory and neurologic disease in both humans and animals. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus  but they are symptomless carriers.. The organism which causes Nipah Virus encephalitis is an RNA or Ribonucleic acid virus of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus, and is closely related to Hendra virus.