NIPAH Virus Infection - A Review Article

  • Jacob K Jacob Government Medical College, Ernakulam
  • Shiji K Jacob Government Medical College, Ernakulam
  • T Bhagyanath Government Medical College, Ernakulam
Keywords: Nipah, Epidemic, Virus

Abstract

Nipah virus (NiV) is an emerging zoonotic disease with high case fatality rate. Infection is spread to humans from the natural reservoir host (bats) through intermediate hosts like pig or through fruits contaminated by bat saliva or urine. Currently there is no treatment and vaccine for the disease. So early identification of the outbreak, and personal protective measures are important to prevent the transmission of the disease.

Author Biographies

Jacob K Jacob, Government Medical College, Ernakulam

 Professor, Department of Medicine

Shiji K Jacob, Government Medical College, Ernakulam

Professor and HOD, Department of Pediatrics

T Bhagyanath, Government Medical College, Ernakulam

Resident in Medicine

Published
2018-06-29
How to Cite
Jacob, J., Jacob, S., & Bhagyanath, T. (2018). NIPAH Virus Infection - A Review Article. Kerala Medical Journal, 11(2), 46-49. Retrieved from https://www.keralamedicaljournal.com/index.php/KMJ/article/view/468
Section
Review Article