'Nipah'- still an enigma on transmission path.

'Nipah'- virus outbreak in Kerala, which remained a mystery so far has been unwound after the confirmation that the virus was found in the fruit which bats had eaten in Kozhikode district, which was the epicenter of the outbreak, by the National Institute of Virology, Pune, Maharashtra.

Detected by a test known as "Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction", had similarities up to 99%  to those virus collected from the patients in Kerala.

It is still a mystery how bats transmitted the virus to human bodies. Further research is needed to prevent the 'Nipah' virus outburst in future.

Bangladesh has been a victim of frequent  Nipha outbreaks, spread through drinking raw-date-palm sap.

Kerala's outbreak has no similarities, hence we need to study a lot into this aspect before getting ready to prevent.


Mar 162019
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