Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Conceptual Paper Volume 5 Issue 6

A Note on Nipah Virus

Aditya Sharma1* and Sheikh Uzma Farooq2

1Department of Veterinary Pathology, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Amritsar, India
2Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Amritsar, India

*Corresponding Author: Aditya Sharma, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Amritsar, India.

Received: May 10, 2023; Published: May 24, 2023


Nipah virus is a potential threat to the living beings as it is zoonotic in nature and has a fast rate of transmission. This disease has also potential to turn into pandemic as witnessed in coronavirus infection. The disease is caused by henipavirus and is an emerging disease. Pigs are the primary animal species affected however dogs, goats, cats, horses and sheep can also be infected. Since there is much to learn about this disease including the way it is spreads, the best way is to prevent it. The best prevention is to prevent pigs from having contact with fruit bats, and to prevent other animals from coming into contact with Nipah virus-infected pigs. In humans illness can vary from no signs of illness to death.

Keywords: Nipah; Zoonotic; Henipavirus; Pigs; Prevention


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Citation: Aditya Sharma and Sheikh Uzma Farooq. “A Note on Nipah Virus". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.6 (2023): 66-68.


Copyright: © 2023 Aditya Sharma and Sheikh Uzma Farooq. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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