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Title: The killer virus called Nipah: a review
Autores: Ramphul, K.
González Mejías, Stephanie
Agumadu, V. C.
Sombans, S.
Sonaye, R.
Lohana, P.
Researchers (UNIBE): González Mejías, Stephanie 
Affiliations: Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud 
Research area: Ciencias de la Salud
Keywords: Nipah virus
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Cureus, Inc.
Source: Cureus 10(8), e3168
Journal: Cureus 
Volume: 10
Issue: 8
Start page: e3168
Nipah virus (NiV) is a deadly virus with a high mortality rate that has affected many developing countries in the past. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many economically deprived countries such as Madagascar, Cambodia, and Thailand are also at high risk for future outbreaks. The first case of NiV was reported in 1998 and almost two decades later, little scientific progress has been made in finding a proper treatment and prevention vaccine. As many developing countries are not properly equipped to fight the infection, it is vital to properly educate the health systems. The aim of this review is to provide an epidemiological background as well as to understand the transmission routes, presentation, and the diagnosis and prevention of this deadly virus.
DOI: 10.7759/cureus.3168
Appears in Collections:Publicaciones del Área de Salud - Medicina

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