The latest outbreak of a deadly virus has scientists racing to create a vaccine

The Nipah virus outbreak in southern India this week has prompted the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a global alliance of governments and non-profits, to step up efforts to find a cure for the deadly disease.

The virus has claimed the lives of at least 12 people over the past many days in the western coastal state of Kerala, sparking global concerns as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed the Nipah infection as a public health risk with epidemic potential. ...

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