This is Episode 45 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Hamsini Hariharan and Pavan Srinath.
What is the story behind the Nipah virus that has claimed 16 lives in Kerala? Where did it come from? How can we prevent it? Dr Shambhavi Naik joins hosts Pavan Srinath and Hamsini Hariharan to discuss the nitty-gritties of this new disease.
To know more about the Nipah virus, read Nipah 101: What We Know and Don’t Know by Shambhavi Naik.
To understand how epidemics affect India’s public health, join The Takshashila Institution’s Cogitatum on Tackling Epidemics in India at http://takshashila.org.in/