Nipah Virus

Nipah virus infection (NiV) is a viral infection caused by the Nipah virus. First identified in 1998 during an outbreak in Malaysia, Nipah has resulted in 18 deaths in Kerala since the outbreak in May 2018. Cough, fever, headache, shortness of breath and in chronic cases, coma are some of the symptoms of Nipah. Spread from bats and pigs to humans, there is no patented medicine for Nipah as yet.

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus is fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus. The emerging zoonotic virus (a virus transmitted to humans from animals), Nipah virus is closely related to Hendra virus. Both are members…

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