Intense human settlement and forest disruption linked to virus outbreak http://news.wisc.edu/22356 News stories from the University of Wisconsin-Madison en-us Intense human settlement and forest disruption linked to virus outbreak A new study in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine shows that the deadly Nipah virus in Bangladesh is infecting people only in areas with significant deforestation and high population density. Although the virus is spread by a common fruit bat, villages with fairly intact forest did not get Nipah virus infections. David Tenenbaum djtenenb@wisc.edu 2013-12-09T22:17:00-00:00 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:17:00 GMT http://news.wisc.edu/22356 http://news.wisc.edu/22356