All you need to know about Nipah virus

What is the News? A 12-year-old boy infected with the Nipah virus died in a private hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala. About Nipah Virus Nipah Virus(NiV) is a zoonotic virus. ​​The first outbreaks of the Nipah virus among humans was reported from Malaysia (1998) and Singapore (1999).  Host Reservoir of Nipah Virus The animal host reservoir… Continue reading All you need to know about Nipah virus

Nipah virus: Experimental antiviral drug shows promise

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health,U.S have shown that Remdesivir drug used for Ebola treatment can stop Nipah virus from making new copies of its genome. This is because the genome which is an essential part of the virus cannot replicate itself very well in the presence of the drug and there is less… Continue reading Nipah virus: Experimental antiviral drug shows promise

Nipah is confirmed, precautions in place

The Nipah virus has resurfaced in Kerala with the confirmation of the infection in a 23-year-old college student. Earlier, in 2018, there was a Nipah outbreak in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of Kerala. Nipah Virus is a zoonotic virus i.e. transmitted from animals to humans. It is a member of the genus Henipavirus in the… Continue reading Nipah is confirmed, precautions in place

Kerala man being examined for Nipah, no confirmation yet

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is investigating a sample from a man in Kerala who is suspected to be carrying the Nipah virus. Previously, in 2018, there was a Nipah outbreak in Kerala which claimed 17 lives in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of the state. Nipah Virus is a zoonotic virus i.e. transmitted… Continue reading Kerala man being examined for Nipah, no confirmation yet

Nipah virus alert sounded in Tripura

Tripura Health Department has issued a Nipah Virus alert after the death of five persons in a few villages of Bangladesh close to the Indo-Bangla international border.It has asked the district chief medical officers to stay sensitized and alert on any impending Nipah virus outbreak in the state. According to World Health Organization(WHO),the Nipah virus… Continue reading Nipah virus alert sounded in Tripura