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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(3): 783-787      |                 Available online, September 29, 2018

Assessing the impact of Nipah virus on human being, in India

Jawale CA


Department of Zoology, Shri Madhavrao Patil Mahavidyalaya, Murum, Tq: Omerga, Dist: Osmanabad (M.S.) India.

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Received : 09.07.2018    |    Accepted : 23.09.2018       |   Published : 29.09.2018

The Nipah virus was found in Kozhikode district in Kerala State of the India, to this outbreak in May 2018. At that time, get the confirmation report of the National Institute of Virology, Pune (M.S), and detected Nipah virus specific in antibodies livestock serum sample from Kerala state. Nipah virus (NiV) is a zoonotic virus (it is transmitted from animal to human) and can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly between people. In infected people, it affects a range of illnesses from asymptomatic infected to acute respiratory illness, fever, fatal encephalitis, mental confusion, vomiting muscles pain, sore throat, dizziness, pneumonia and unconsciousness as well as coma or death. Nipah virus has caused only a few known outbreaks in India. It infects a wide range of animals and causes severe disease and death in people. In May 2018, Nipah virus outbreak was reported in the Kozhikode district of Kerala, India. The seventeen people’s deaths were recorded, including one healthcare worker. Those who have died were mainly from the district of Kozhikode and Malappurum, including a 31 years old nurse, who was treating persons infected with the virus. The present investigations are attention is given mostly to studies assigning the impact of the Nipah virus on human bodies.


Keywords: Nipah virus, Bats and Human



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


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Jawale  CA (2018) Assessing the impact of Nipah virus on human being, in India Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(3): 783-787/


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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