Nipah Virus Latest Updates – 2019 Neet PG
About Nipah Virus
Nipah Virus Latest Updates: 2019 Neet PG Updates
Recently Cases of Nipah Virus have been seen in South India particularly Kerala. It can cause a dreaded disease with High Case Fatality rates.
General Public should be aware of the disease. In addition
A Medical student appearing for NEET PG or NEET DM Exams Should be well versed with the latest trends in medicine.
Questions can be asked from the latest Concepts in SPM, Medicine, and Microbiology about emerging diseases. Below are a few important points in relation to the Nipah Virus.
The Nipah Virus is an RNA Virus belonging to the genus Henipavirus. It is a zoonotic pathogen.
It is a Single-stranded Negative-sense RNA Virus. Isolated in South East Asia, Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh and Recently South India (Kerala). Transmission is from
Animal to Animal
Animal to Human
Fruit bats (Flying foxes) are the primary reservoir
It can cause Rapid Respiratory and Neurological Diseases.
Severe encephalitis is a dreaded complication
It causes Barking Pig Syndrome, Porcine Respiratory and Neurological Syndrome.
In humans, Infection is associated with High Mortality as a result of sepsis and severe Respiratory and Neurological illness with a short incubation period of a few weeks.
Ribavirin with Effective Monitoring is used as treatment.
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