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Chinese Embassy in Cairo denies Nipah virus connection

The Chinese embassy in Cairo said that linking a recent outbreak of the Nipah virus to China is incorrect, stating that there is no evidence to these reports.

The British Guardian newspaper had published a report warning of an outbreak of the Nipah virus in China.

With a mortality rate of 75 percent, the Guardian warned that it has potential to develop into a future global pandemic deadlier than the coronavirus.

“Nipah virus is another emerging infectious disease that causes great concern. Nipah could blow any moment. The next pandemic could be a drug-resistant infection,” The Guardian quoted Jayasree K Iyer, the executive director of the Netherlands-based Access to Medicine Foundation.

The report came while a team of World Health Organization experts is currently investigating the origins of coronavirus in China.

China is widely thought to be the source of COVID-19, but it has denied this claim and said that it came to the country through imports of frozen food.


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