Nipah Virus: An Outbreak of Deadly Paramyxvirus
Ayushi Arora1, Anush Dogra2, Ayush Dogra3, Bhawna Goyal3 and Apoorav Maulik Sharma3

1M.B.A pursuing, Punjabi university, Patiala.

2Researcher, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

3UIET,Panjab University, Chandigarh.

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Abstract: The outbreak of the deadly virus namely nipah virus has been first discovered in Malaysia in 1988. The later outbreaks were recorded in Bangladesh and India. The natural host of this virus is found to be fruit bats. From the fruit bats the virus gets transferred to fruits and vegetables and animals also. Mainly pigs are the ones which easily get infected due to the virus. The fatality rate is very high due to this virus. No vaccine has been yet developed which can cure human infection. In this article the development of nipah virus from 1998 to 2018 is studied and current developments, preventive measures have been studied in order to prevent the future outbreaks.

Keywords: Bioterrorism; Fatal; Infection; Nipah Virus; Paramyxvirus; Vaccine

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