Minireview – Nipah Virus Infection

June 12, 2018 at 7:37 am

J. Clin. Microbiol. June 2018 56:10 e01875-17

Brenda S. P. Ang, Tchoyoson C. C. Lim, and Linfa Wang

Nipah virus, a paramyxovirus related to Hendra virus, first emerged in Malaysia in 1998.

Clinical presentation ranges from asymptomatic infection to fatal encephalitis.

Malaysia has had no more cases since 1999, but outbreaks continue to occur in Bangladesh and India.

In the Malaysia-Singapore outbreak, transmission occurred primarily through contact with pigs, whereas in Bangladesh and India, it is associated with ingestion of contaminated date palm sap and human-to-human transmission.

Bats are the main reservoir for this virus, which can cause disease in humans and animals.

There are currently no effective therapeutics, and supportive care and prevention are the mainstays of management.

abstract

http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/6/e01875-17.abstract

PDF

http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/6/e01875-17.full.pdf+html

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Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, FIEBRE en el POST-VIAJE, Infecciones del SNC, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones virales, Infecciones y Alimentos, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, REVIEWS, Sepsis, Update.

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