Pathogens

Nipah virus
(enveloped virus)

Enveloped viruses
These viruses have glycoproteins on their envelope, which are potential targets for external influences.

The Nipah virus is an enveloped virus in the Paramyxoviridae family that can infect both animals and humans. An infection due to the zoonotic virus can be asymptomatic (subclinical), but may also trigger acute respiratory tract infection and life-threatening encephalitis. Symptoms caused may include fever, headache, myalgia, vomiting and sore throat. Dizziness, drowsiness and changed perception may indicate an encephalitis. Transmission mainly occurs via contaminated food or direct contact with infected people or animals, such as pigs or fruitbats.

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