Nipah virus 1998 to 2018
Dr. Ashutosh Chaturvedi, Dr. Trapti Agrawal and Dr. Prashant Kumar Gupta
Outbreaks of Nipah in South-East Asia have a strong seasonal pattern and a limited geographical range Nipah virus (NiV) Infection in humans can be asymptomatic infection to acute respiratory distress syndrome and fatal encephalitis. NiV infection can be diagnosed together with clinical history during the acute and convalescent phase of the disease. Real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from bodily fluids as well as antibody detection. Reducing the risk of human-to-human transmission by unprotected physical contact with infected people must be avoided. Regular hand washing should be carried out after caring for or visiting sick people, in health care setups nosocomial transmission have been reported, contact and droplet precautions should be used in addition to standard precautions
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ashutosh Chaturvedi, Dr. Trapti Agrawal, Dr. Prashant Kumar Gupta. Nipah virus 1998 to 2018. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(7):01-03.