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Nipah virus (NiV): a ‘new’ addition to the ever changing landscape of infections.

James, S., Banerjee, I., Sathian, B. and van Teijlingen, E., 2018. Nipah virus (NiV): a ‘new’ addition to the ever changing landscape of infections. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 8 (2), 725 - 726.

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DOI: 10.3126/nje.v8i2.23090


Public Health professionals and researchers always need to be on their toes as the pool of viruses is forever changing. One recent example of this change is the Nipah virus (NiV). This infection is a type of zoonosis, emerging from the family of Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus (RNA virus) and the natural host is Pteropus fruit bat. For Public Health surveillance and multidisciplinary approaches on investigations and therapy and development of vaccines are vital. As with all emerging viruses harmful to humans, an effective system for the detection of infectious diseases as well as for the identification for new causes, risk factors and characteristics in challenged settings is crucial to reduce the disease burden in the population.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nivah; Nepal; epidemiology; prevalence
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:32056
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:18 Mar 2019 16:14
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:15


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