Characteristics that Give Viruses Pandemic Potential
Characteristics that Give Viruses Pandemic Potential
A handful of factors tip the scales in making a virus more likely to trigger a disruptive global outbreak. Right now, scientists tend to rank influenza, coronaviruses, and Nipah virus as the biggest threats.
Characteristics that Give Viruses Pandemic Potential
Characteristics that Give Viruses Pandemic Potential

A handful of factors tip the scales in making a virus more likely to trigger a disruptive global outbreak. Right now, scientists tend to rank influenza, coronaviruses, and Nipah virus as the biggest threats.

A handful of factors tip the scales in making a virus more likely to trigger a disruptive global outbreak. Right now, scientists tend to rank influenza, coronaviruses, and Nipah virus as the biggest threats.

Nipah virus
Table: Viruses that Threaten to Spark Another Pandemic
Table: Viruses that Threaten to Spark Another Pandemic
Anthony King | Aug 17, 2020
A coronavirus has been commanding the headlines for months, but strains of influenza and paramyxovirus are extremely dangerous pathogens that could spark outbreaks.
Questions Surround Canadian Shipment of Deadly Viruses to China
Questions Surround Canadian Shipment of Deadly Viruses to China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 9, 2019
The same Winnipeg lab that sent Ebola and Henipah viruses to Beijing recently removed a number of researchers for an “administrative issue.”
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2018
The bat version of the STING protein helps dampen the mammals' immune response to infection, researchers have found.
Nipah Virus Kills 10 in India
Nipah Virus Kills 10 in India
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2018
Fruit bats are a reservoir for the disease, which can cause brain damage.
Nipah Protein Structure Revealed
Nipah Protein Structure Revealed
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2013
The structure of a key protein of the deadly virus could serve as a stepping stone to antiviral therapy.