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?
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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 5, 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
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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 really ready to handle an epidemic?
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

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

Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south India
Indian officials say an outbreak of a deadly virus has not spread to any new areas but issued a series of warnings to people in stricken towns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Officials in a third Indian state were checking on Friday if two people had been infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 in southern Kerala, although the government described the outbreak as minor. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nipah virus outbreak in India 'definitely a concern,' Canadian scientist says
An outbreak in southern India demonstrates unique features of a mysterious virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

As Nipah virus spread is suspected, government to compensate victims
The Nipah virus outbreak in India's southern state of Kerala is suspected to have spread to the neighboring state of Karnataka, where two people are being tested for it, a health official told CNN. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. biotechs to speed work on Nipah vaccine as virus hits India
LONDON (Reuters) - A global coalition set up a year ago to fight epidemics has struck a $25 million deal with two U.S. biotech companies to accelerate work on a vaccine against the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 people in India. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Global group taps U.S. biotechs to speed work on Nipah vaccine
LONDON (Reuters) - A global coalition set up a year ago to fight epidemics has struck a $25 million deal with two U.S. biotech companies to accelerate work on a vaccine against the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed at least 11 people in India. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can develop vaccine to fight Nipah if government asks for it, says Serum Institute
Even as the government machinery is busy trying to contain the spread of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, there is no vaccine yet to fight the disease. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What you need to know about lethal Nipah virus
A little-known virus causing deaths in a southern Indian state has become a global cause for concern seemingly overnight. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second Indian state reports suspected cases of rare Nipah virus, fanning fears of spread
Health officials checking if a rare, brain-damaging virus had spread to a second state after two suspected cases reported in southern Karnataka. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Panic as bat-borne virus kills 10, infects at least 13 more
Indian officials say Nipah virus outbreak appears contained and "there is no need to panic," but it's too late for some (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two suspected cases of Nipah virus reported from a second Indian state
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two people suspected to be infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus are under treatment in India's Karnataka state, a health official said on Wednesday, after an outbreak of the rare virus in neighboring Kerala state killed 10. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What You Should Know About the Nipah Virus Outbreak
Ten people in the South Indian state of Kerala have died after being infected by the Nipah virus, an emerging disease thought to be spread by fruit bats and other animals. Here’s what you should know about the outbreak. What is the Nipah virus? The Nipah virus is a highly contagious and deadly virus that was first identified in 1999 when pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore became very sick. During that outbreak, nearly 300 people were infected, and more than 100 people died. To stop the outbreak, authorities had to euthanize over one million pigs. Since then, the virus has been identified in outbreaks in Bangladesh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll rises
A rare, brain-damaging virus has killed at least 10 people in southern India, where medical crews are scrambling to manage the spread of the deadly disease — and to minimize panic. Health officials said Tuesday that 10 people who were exposed to the Nipah virus and showed symptoms have died. Two others have tested positive for Nipah and […]Related:She died in the Texas school shooting. Now strangers are trying to save her husband.U.S. pledges $8 million for Ebola outbreak in CongoSuicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse Dies After Contracting Rare Nipah Virus While Treating Outbreak in India
(NEW DELHI) — The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital isolation ward, sick with a rare and deadly virus. “I think I am almost on my way. I may not be able to see you again. Sorry,” Lini Puthusheri wrote her husband in a tangle of English and Malayalam, the main language of the south Indian state of Kerala. “Take care of our children,” wrote Puthusheri, who was infected with Nipah virus while caring for sick patients. She signed it “Lots of love.” She died Monday. At least 10 people h...
Source: TIME: Science - May 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized India onetime Source Type: news

Nurse Dies After Contracting Rare Nipah Virus While Treating Outbreak in India
(NEW DELHI) — The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital isolation ward, sick with a rare and deadly virus. “I think I am almost on my way. I may not be able to see you again. Sorry,” Lini Puthusheri wrote her husband in a tangle of English and Malayalam, the main language of the south Indian state of Kerala. “Take care of our children,” wrote Puthusheri, who was infected with Nipah virus while caring for sick patients. She signed it “Lots of love.” She died Monday. At least 10 people h...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized India onetime Source Type: news

Morning Break: Embrace Germs; Congo Ebola Crisis; Nipah Virus Outbreak
(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 - May 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

10 confirmed dead from Nipah virus outbreak in India, including nurse treating patients
The death toll from an outbreak of Nipah virus has risen to 10 in India's southern state of Kerala. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus
Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nipah virus outbreak 'claims ten lives' in India
Medical camps have been set up in the Kerala region of India as dozens of people are thought to be infected with the deadly Nipah virus, and five people are confirmed to have died of it already. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 dead, including a nurse, from Nipah virus in India
A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least two more cases being monitored. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Three dead from Nipah virus in India; more than 40 being tested
Three people in the southern Indian state of Kerala have died of the Nipah virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nipah virus claims three lives in India; more than 40 being tested
Three people in the southern Indian state of Kerala have died of the Nipah virus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Health Is a Cause We Can All Get Behind
November 27, 2017None of us can afford to ignore the plights of other countries.“What is IntraHealth anyway?”A woman asked this as she approached our booth at aState Employees Combined Campaign event this year, where people who want to donate to good causes can connect to the organizations behind them. At first, I was glad she asked.“IntraHealth International is a nonprofit based in Chapel Hill and our focus is on health workers,” I said. “We believe—”“Health workers in America?”“No,” I said, “our work is primarily international. We currently work in 3...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news