A handy guide to know all about Nipah virus

  • | Wednesday | 12th June, 2019

KV Navya ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: Earlier last week, a 23-year-old man in Kerala tested positive for the deadly Nipah virus — a virus classified as a zoonotic disease by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. What’s Nipah virus? Human Nipah virus (NiV) infection is an emerging zoonotic disease. Transmission of Nipah virus to humans may occur due to direct contact with infected fruit bats, infected pigs or person-to-person transmission from NiV infected people. Who are at the risk of Nipah virus exposure?

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