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,
Researchers studying the transmission of Nipah virus over 14 years of outbreak investigations in Bangladesh found that adult cases with respiratory symptoms transmitted the virus to more individuals than other cases.
There are no licensed drugs to counter Nipah virus infection. Researchers considered nine Nipah proteins as potential therapeutic targets and computationally identified putative peptides and small molecules inhibitors.
Researchers took advantage of a modified rabies virus vector, and incorporated a gene from Nipah virus - creating a viral particle that displays components of both viruses on its surface.