Nipah virus encephalitis: A review

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP172    | Article Id: BKAP172 | Page : 145-147
Citation :- Nipah virus encephalitis: A review.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2019.(34):145-147
Archana Bharti, Yamini Verma, Amita Dubey and  Madhu Swamy archana.bharti8607@gmail.com
Address : Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College Jabalpur-482 001, M.P, India.
Submitted Date : 10-04-2019
Accepted Date : 10-05-2019

Abstract

Nipah virus disease is emerging disease caused by highly pathogenic paramyxoviruses. It is spread by contaminated food with secretions of infected bats to animals and human or directly between infected to healthy one. It causes a range of illnesses from asymptomatic (subclinical) infection to acute respiratory illness and fatal encephalitis. Virus has ability to infect multiple organ systems, with a predominant neurological or respiratory tropism. Initial signs and symptoms of infection are nonspecific, hence early diagnosis is difficult. To overcome this awful situation efforts to prevent transmission and development of new effective drugs should first focused.

Keywords

Emerging Encephalitis Nipah Respiratory

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