Bangladesh media has reportied a Nipah virus infection in the city of Khulna. The case is a 20-year-old womam who has been hospitalized since January 11.
A Johns Hopkins University scientist is studying the ways Nipah virus affects carrier fruit bats to better understand how it spreads to humans.
Two species of bats, as well as humans engaged in hunting these bats in Nagaland, India’s Mimi village, were found to have been exposed to viruses in the family Filoviridae, which includes Ebola and Marburg viruses.
Projecting the risk of Nipah virus outbreaks in humans requires identification of reservoir animals along with Nipah virus dynamics within those animals, while machine learning can be the first step to understanding the mechanisms underpinning epidemiologically important cross-species contacts.
Researchers used machine learning to identify bat species with that could host Nipah virus in India and identified four new bat species as surveillance priorities.
Established disease protocols including specific case definition, contact tracing, treatment and clinical management were closely followed during Kerala’s successful outbreak response.
After a Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala was contained in June 2018, the state and central government stopped monitoring fo the virus.
The Kerala Health Minister confirmed one case of Nipah virus infection in a 23-year-old from Ernakulam.
Nipah virus, a zoonotic disease transmitted to humans from several different animal species, infection gets its name from the village in Malaysia where the person from whom the virus was first isolated succumbed to the disease.
In a new study, remdesivir, an experimental antiviral drug, completely protected four African green monkeys from a lethal dose of Nipah virus,