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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 2840-2844

Nipah virus – An overview
Areshkumar1* and S. Divya2
1AK Pet Clinic, Vannanthurai, Chennai – 41, India
2Department of Poultry Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai -07, India
*Corresponding author

The emergence of Nipah virus (NiV) were noticed in the last decade of the twentieth century. It has been observed that, it can infect a wide range of species and human-to-human transmission also occurs. The majority of bat species for which there is evidence of Nipah virus infection belong to the group known as the old world family of fruit and nectar feeding bats. An outbreak of fatal human encephalitis during 1998 and 1999 was attributed to a newly recognized paramyxovirus acquired from swine. Pigs, people who were predominantly pig farmers, dogs, and cats were infected. This article discuss about the overview of Nipah virus and its epidemiology.

Keywords: Nipah virus, Zoonotic disease

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Areshkumar, M., and Divya, S.  2018 Nipah virus–An overview.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 2840-2844. doi:
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