Nipah Virus

The virus is present in bat urine and potentially, bat faeces, saliva, and birthing fluids. The disease gets transmitted into humans after consumption of fruits contaminated with excretions or secretions of bats.

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis, a disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals,that causes severe rapid, fatal respiratory and neurologic disease in both humans and animals. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus ┬ábut they are symptomless carriers.. The organism which causes Nipah Virus encephalitis is an RNA or Ribonucleic acid virus of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus, and is closely related to Hendra virus. Continue reading “Nipah Virus”