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Nipah Virus

Prof Dr Wong Kum Thong, Pathologist

28-May-18 16:00

Nipah Virus

Twenty years ago, a mysterious disease caused young, healthy farm workers in Malaysia to fall seriously ill. A team of medical experts from Universiti Malaya worked around the clock to finally identify the deadly Nipah virus. Prof Dr Wong Kum Thong, a member of the UM investigation team, joins the show today to discuss the new cases of the Nipah virus reported in India. He also served as a World Health Organisation consultant for the Nipah outbreak in Bangladesh in 2004.

Produced by: Tina Carmillia

Presented by: Meera Sivasothy


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