EFFECTS OF NIPAH VIRUS IN TODAY’S WORLD

  • Dhiraj Kumar Singh Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, New Delhi, India
  • Rakhi Ahuja Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, New Delhi, India
  • Nagendra Kumar Singh Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, New Delhi, India

Abstract

The effect of Nipah Virus Infection is increasing day by day in today’s scenario and more number of cases are found in various countries. In India it was discovered in Sikkim, Siliguri and West Bengal. It is near borders with China, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sikkim. The primary pathways of transmission is from bats to people, in Bangladesh its transformed via contamination of raw date palm sap by bats with subsequent consumption by humans and through infection of domestic animals (cattle, pigs, and goats), presumably from consumption of food contaminated with bat saliva or urine with subsequent transmission to people. It is found in both species of humans as well as animals more number of deaths was found in the both spices, hence zoonotics.
Laboratory investigations at the time of the outbreak did not show or identify an infectious agent. Approximately half of recognized Nipah cases in Bangladesh developed their disease following person to person transmission of the virus. Efforts to prevent transmission should focus on decreasing bat access to date palm sap and reducing family members' and friends' exposure to infected patients' saliva or body fluids.

Keywords: Nipah Virus (NiV),, Pteropus, Virus infection, Optical densities (OD).

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Singh, D., R. Ahuja, and N. Singh. “EFFECTS OF NIPAH VIRUS IN TODAY’S WORLD”. Himalayan Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 3, no. 2, June 2018, pp. 5-14, doi:10.22270/ijist.v3i2.12.
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