Africa: Coronavirus - Movie Buffs Draw Parallels to Films About Viruses
[IPS] Colombo, Sri Lanka -In the wake of the latest coronavirus outbreak, movie buffs are drawing an eerie parallel with the film Contagion, a 2011 thriller based on a lethal airborne virus called Nipah and how the world's medical community battled to find a cure for the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Do Bats Live With So Many Viruses?
They are considered the probable source of the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China. It turns out that they may have an immune system that lets them coexist with many disease-causing viruses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Bats Viruses Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Marburg Virus Nipah Virus Hendra Virus SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Immune System Cell Host and Microbe (Journal) EcoHealth Alliance Source Type: news

Scientists Home in on Potential Treatments for Deadly Nipah Virus Scientists Home in on Potential Treatments for Deadly Nipah Virus
Scientists working on how to combat a highly infectious and deadly virus called Nipah, which is transmitted to humans from bats and pigs, say they have found around a dozen potential drugs that might be developed to block the disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Scientists home in on potential treatments for deadly Nipah virus
Scientists working on how to combat a highly infectious and deadly virus called Nipah, which is transmitted to humans from bats and pigs, say they have found around a dozen potential drugs that might be developed to block the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study pinpoints new drug targets to treat Nipah virus
(PLOS) Nipah virus, which is transmitted to humans from bats and pigs, has a high mortality rate and there are no licensed drugs against it. Now, researchers have used information on the structure of the Nipah virus to identified 150 possible inhibitors of the virus. The results are published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus
A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has "serious epidemic potential", global health and infectious disease specialists said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New conference to explore innovative solutions to combat global health threat posed by Nipah virus
(Duke-NUS Medical School) The Nipah Virus International Conference 2019 -- co-hosted by Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) -- brings together leading global experts to strengthen international collaboration and improve the world's ability to combat the deadly virus. Guest-of-honour Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, Singapore, opened the two-day conference today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Model predicts bat species with the potential to spread deadly Nipah virus in India
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Since its discovery in 1999, Nipah virus has been reported almost yearly in Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh and India being the hardest hit. In a new study, published today in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, scientists used machine learning to identify bat species with the potential to host Nipah virus, with a focus on India -- the site of a 2018 outbreak. Four new bat species were flagged as surveillance priorities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

India fears new outbreak of lethal Nipah virus
India has put more than 300 people under surveillance after a 23-year-old man was diagnosed with the Nipah virus, a rare and often deadly disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nipah virus resurfaces in India's Kerala after killing 17 last year
The deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus has resurfaced in the southern Indian state of Kerala a year after it killed 17 people, state officials said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A cure for one of the world's deadliest viruses?
Nipah virus is listed as one of the World Health Organization's priority pathogens, meaning urgent action is needed against it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Experimental Ebola Cure May Also Protect Against Nipah Virus
African green monkeys survived infection with the Nipah virus after they received remdesivir. The virus, a pandemic threat carried by bats, has killed dozens of people in Asia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Nipah Virus Ebola Virus Bats MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Epidemics National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Gilead Sciences Inc Science Translational Medicine (Journal) Bangladesh Malaysia India Source Type: news

Experimental drug completely effective against Nipah virus infection in monkeys
Nipah virus can cause neurological and respiratory disease; the mortality rate is about 70%. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Experimental drug completely effective against Nipah virus infection in monkeys
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir completely protected four African green monkeys from a lethal dose of Nipah virus, according to a new study in Science Translational Medicine from National Institutes of Health scientists and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Nipah virus spreads from person to person: Lessons from 14 years of investigations
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) The deadly Nipah virus, which is carried by bats and occasionally infects people, is more likely to be transmitted from person to person when the infected patient is older, male and/or has breathing difficulties, according to a study co-led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nipah virus: Age and breathing difficulties increase the risk of disease spread
(Institut Pasteur) Nipah virus has been identified as an emerging infectious disease that may cause severe epidemics in the near future. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS, icddr,b, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, just showed that adult cases with respiratory symptoms transmit the virus to more individuals than other cases, and might therefore be targeted for interventions when the isolation of all suspected Nipah cases is not possible. This research paves the way to more efficient control measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Developing a vaccine against Nipah virus
(Thomas Jefferson University) Researchers developed a novel recombinant vaccine called NIPRAB that shows robust immunization against Nipah virus in animal models and may be effective against other viruses in the same family. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Japan scientists win backing for work on potential Nipah vaccine
A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics has struck a $31 million deal with scientists at Japan's University of Tokyo to speed up work on a vaccine against a brain-damaging disease caused by the Nipah virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Inside an Outbreak: Nipah and Rift Valley Fever
(MedPage Today) -- Health workers describe real-time efforts to stem deadly infections this year (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ebola Response in DRC Threatened by Insecurity, Resistance
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new progress on experimental treatment for Nipah virus (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers explain how viral protein promotes deadly infection by Nipah and Hendra viruses
(Georgia State University) Researchers have identified how a viral protein, which plays a major role in causing deadly Nipah and Hendra virus infections, targets a critical function in human cells to suppress immune responses and promote fatal disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Super-resolution microscope reveals secrets of deadly Nipah virus
(University of British Columbia) The deadly Nipah virus and others like it assemble themselves in a much more haphazard manner than previously thought, new UBC research has found. The discovery could allow scientists to develop more effective vaccines and rule out many approaches to fighting these viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nipah virus – India
As of 17 July 2018, a total of 19 Nipah virus (NiV) cases, including 17 deaths, were reported from Kerala State: 18 of the cases were laboratory-confirmed and the deceased index case was suspected to have NiV but could not be tested. The outbreak was localized to two districts in Kerala State: Kozhikode and Malappuram. No new cases or deaths have been reported since 1 June 2018 and, as of 30 July, human-to-human transmission of NiV has been contained in Kerala State. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Monash scientists show that highly lethal viruses hijack cellular defences against cancer
(Monash University) Henipaviruses are among the deadliest known viruses and have no effective treatments. They include Hendra, lethal to humans and horses, and the Nipah virus, a serious threat in parts of Asia. Researchers have now discovered that Henipaviruses hijack a mechanism used by cells to counter DNA damage and prevent harmful mutations (important in diseases like cancer). This finding adds insight into how viruses behave, and could lead to new targets for antivirals to treat them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Dangerous Outbreaks Are Happening. Why Aren't We Worried About The Next Epidemic?
Ebola. MERS. Zika. Nipah virus. Lassa fever. Rift Valley fever. All were in active outbreaks in June. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

From Ebola to Nipah: are we ready for the next epidemic? – Science Weekly podcast
The 2014 Ebola outbreak killed over 10,000 people before it was eventually brought under control. As new infectious diseases appear around the world, what can we learn from past outbreaks to better prepare ourselves?Subscribe and review onAcast,Apple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom andMixcloud. Join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterSomewhere in the world there ’s a bat, a monkey or a pig with a virus that could jump into humans and become the next major epidemic, or even pandemic. This is what happened with Ebola, a disease first detected in humans in the 1970s. When the 2014 west Africa outbreak finally ended in 20...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Health Ebola Epidemics Society World news Source Type: news

India declares end to Nipah virus outbreak with a music video
The outbreak of the Nipah virus that killed 17 people in the southern state of Kerala was declared over Sunday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: India Beats Nipah; ER Drug Shortages; The 97,000% Price Hike
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Malaria-Free Paraguay; Don't Neglect Nipah Virus; Global Penicillin Shortage?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia bans fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state
GENEVA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has bannned imports of frozen and processed fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state, citing the risk from an outbreak of Nipah virus, Saudi Arabia said in a filing published by World Trade Organization on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global Health: Nipah Virus, Rare and Dangerous, Spreads in India
The infection, an emerging threat, has killed virtually all of its victims so far in India. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Nipah Virus Epidemics World Health Organization Kerala (India) Bangladesh Source Type: news

Nipah death toll rises to 16, but end of outbreak might be near
The death toll from the outbreak of Nipah virus has risen to 16 in the southern Indian state of Kerala. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Nipah'Not Alarming'; DEA's Opioid Perspective; Blind Car Racing
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Global Health: Nipah Virus, Dangerous and Little Known, Spreads in India
The infection, an emerging threat, has killed virtually all of its victims so far in India. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BAUMGAERTNER Tags: Nipah Virus Epidemics World Health Organization Kerala (India) Bangladesh Source Type: news

WATCH: What is the deadly Nipah virus?
The virus can spread to humans who come into direct contact with infected bats, pigs or other infected people, the World Health Organization says. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What is the deadly Nipah virus?
The state of Kerala in India has quarantined about 1,400 people in their homes in an effort to stem the spread of the deadly Nipah virus. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Experts Remain Cautious on Nipah Virus Outbreak
(MedPage Today) -- Chief concerns: high mortality, potential person-to-person transmission (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala
KOCHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nipah virus - India
On 19 May 2018, three deaths due to Nipah virus infection were reported in Kozhikode District, Kerala State, India. The three deaths occurred in a family cluster and a fourth death was subsequently reported in a health care worker who was involved in treatment of the family in the local hospital. Laboratory testing of throat swabs, urine and blood samples collected from four suspected patients has been conducted by the National Institute of Virology in Pune; three of the four reported deaths were confirmed positive for Nipah virus (NiV) by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and IgM Elisa for NiV. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

India Steps Up Hunt for Origin of Brain-Damaging Nipah Virus India Steps Up Hunt for Origin of Brain-Damaging Nipah Virus
India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a health official said on Monday, as initial tests on animals suspected of carrying the Nipah virus showed no sign of the disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak
DUBAI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the southern Indian state of Kerala where 13 people have died due to an outbreak of the rare brain-damaging Nipah virus, the Gulf state said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Morning Break: Nipah Outbreak Raging; Quack MP3s; NICU Webcams
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Nipah Virus Outbreak: Death Toll Rises In India As Brain-Damaging Disease Spreads
As the rare virus claims more lives in the Indian state of Kerala, concerns have been raised about the potential of Nipah to become a global health emergency. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

UAE bans vegetables from India's Kerala, animals from South Africa
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the Indian state of Kerala after an outbreak of the Nipah virus (NiV) there, the Gulf state's ministry of environment said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious Nipah virus
India began a fresh round of tests to trace the animal origin of the rare Nipah virus that has killed 13 people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

We can only tackle epidemics by preparing for the unexpected
Nipah is a less familiar virus than Ebola but may prove a bigger stress test (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging virus
MUMBAI/KOCHI (Reuters) - India began a fresh round of tests to trace the origin of a rare brain-damaging virus that has killed 13 people, a health official said on Monday, as initial tests on animals suspected of carrying the Nipah virus showed no sign of the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is India ready to handle an epidemic? The frightful truth behind Nipah outbreak
While Kerala has responded with alacrity to the Nipah outbreak, are hospital protocols followed across the country? (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news