Nipah@20: Lessons learned from another virus with pandemic potential

Raúl Gómez Román, Lin Fa Wang, Benhur Lee, Kim Halpin, Emmie de Wit, Christopher C. Broder, Mahmudur Rahman, Paul Kristiansen, Melanie Saville

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Nipah disease is listed as one of the WHO priority diseases that pose the greatest public health risk due to their epidemic potential. More than 200 experts from around the world convened in Singapore last year to mark the 20th anniversary of the first Nipah virus outbreaks in Malaysia and Singapore. Most of these experts are now involved in responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here, members of the Organizing Committee of the 2019 Nipah Virus International Conference review highlights from the Nipah@20 Conference and reflect on key lessons learned from Nipah that could be applied to the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and to preparedness against future emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) of pandemic potential.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00602
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2020


  • CEPI
  • COVID-19
  • Epidemic
  • Hendra virus
  • Henipavirus
  • Nipah virus
  • Pandemic
  • Paramyxovirus
  • Public health
  • Surveillance studies
  • Vaccines
  • Zoonotic infections


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