spillover series spillover series
Stories About

spillover series

A field researcher holds a male bat that was trapped in an overhead net as part of an effort to find out how the animals pass Nipah virus to humans. The animal will be tested for the virus, examined and ultimately released. Fatima Tuj Johora for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Fatima Tuj Johora for NPR

The Nipah virus has a kill rate of 70%. Bats carry it. But how does it jump to humans?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1148681236/1152751704" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">