GLOBAL THREAT OF NIPAH VIRUS AND TREATMENT
Jalpa Soni, Avani Patel, Khushbu Patel, Dhiren Chaudhary, Tejas Chaudhari and Prof. Dr. Dhrubo Jyoti Sen*
Nipah virus (NiV) is a highly pathogenic, recently emerged paramyxovirus that has been responsible for sporadic outbreaks of respiratory and encephalitic disease in Southeast Asia. High case fatality rates have also been associated with recent outbreaks in Malaysia and Bangladesh. Although over two billion people currently live in regions in which NiV is endemic or in which the Pteropus fruit bat reservoir is commonly found, there is no approved vaccine to protect against NiV disease.
Keywords: Fruit Bats, Domestic Pigs, Hendra Virus, Nipah Virus, PRES, BPS, ELISA.
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