2. Transmission of the Nipah Virus

In addition to coming into contact with infected animals, the Nipah virus also spreads in several other ways. Eating fruit or vegetables contaminated with the saliva or urine of infected fruit bats is one way the virus was spread during the initial outbreak. Nipah also spreads from person to person, particularly in healthcare facilities between patients and visitors or caregivers.

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