Nipah Virus

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Issues related to Health.   Context: After a gap of over three years, a case of the zoonotic Nipah virus infection has been reported in Kozhikode district of Kerala. What measures are being taken to control the spread of the virus? A contact list of 188 persons, a majority of them …

Insights into Editorial: Understanding zoonotic diseases: How viruses break the nature-human divide

    Introduction: In the first 20 years of the 21st century, the world has seen outbreaks of avian influenza, Ebola virus disease, Zika virus disease, Nipah virus disease, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Disease (MERS) and now, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Of these, three — SARS, MERS and COVID-19 are …