Nipah: A Deadly Emerging Zoonosis

Emerging zoonotic diseases are posing an unprecedented risk to both human and animal health with their lingering adverse economic impacts, especially in
CONTENTS developing countries. Dr. Megha G.K, Dr. Dhaka and Dr. Vijay of the Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Punjab examine the outbreak of Nipah virus in the Kerala state of India, which claimed 17 lives out of 19 cases, highlighting the potential of deadly strike by zoonotic pathogens.