Infections among Contacts of Patients with Nipah Virus, India.

Infections among Contacts of Patients with Nipah Virus, India. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Aug;26(8): Authors: Tan CT, Wong KT PMID: 32597751 [PubMed - in process]
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Background: Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a zoonotic disease. Bangladesh identified first NiV in 2004; until 2019, Bangladesh reported 307 NiV cases with 70% case fatality rate (CFR). Drinking raw date palm sap (RDPS) and human-to-human infection are common modes of transmission. Study showed>3% contacts might develop NiV following exposure for>12 –24h. In February 2019, four deaths and one critically ill patient were reported in a northern district of Bangladesh. We investigated the outbreak to identify source, mode of transmission and establish control measures.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0605 Source Type: research
We report a case of Nipah Virus Encephalitis, which had a sub-acute presentation, had prolonged viral shedding with symptoms but no documented secondary cases in spite of many having prolonged and close contact with the patient.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0589 Source Type: research
In this study, NiV serosurveillance was performed in Peninsular Malaysia.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0585 Source Type: research
Background: Nipah virus (NiV) is an emerging pathogen that, unlike other priority pathogens identified by WHO, is endemic to Southeast Asia. It is transmitted through exposure to saliva, urine or excrement from Pteropus fruit bats or direct contact with intermediate animal hosts or human-to-human transmission. However, little is known about the circulation of NiV and its epidemiology in Cambodia.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0529 Source Type: research
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Asma Ayesha Rahim, Thomas V ChackoIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(3):261-265 Although Kerala was the first state in India to report COVID cases, it was well prepared drawing on its past experience in managing effectively the Nipah outbreak and Kerala floods. It knew and initiated the measures required for containment because of its prior experience with mobilizing community-based groups, involvement of local-self government in decentralized planning, and participation in the containment and relief measure as well as a system-ready health system and infrastructure. The measures taken to “flatten the curv...
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Nipah virus (NiV) is a fatal zoonotic agent that was first identified amongst pig farmers in Malaysia in 1998, in an outbreak that resulted in 105 fatal human cases. That epidemic arose from a chain of infecti...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
A handful of factors tip the scales in making a virus more likely to trigger a disruptive global outbreak. Right now, scientists tend to rank influenza, coronaviruses, and Nipah virus as the biggest...
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