[Source: Journal of Infectious Diseases, full PDF file: (LINK). Summary, edited.]
Nipah virus outbreaks: still small but extremely lethal
Christina F. Spiropoulou, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Viral Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
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In May 2018, 23 cases of Nipah virus (NiV) infection were identified in Kozhikode District, Kerala State, India. The case fatality rate reached 91%, with 21 deaths and only 2 survivors. While the outbreak lasted for less than a month, it created fear and panic in the local community as well as nationally and internationally, even overshadowing the concurrent Ebola virus outbreak in the Equateur Province of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo in the global news (1). Early diagnosis and application of infection prevention and control measures were the main factors that quickly brought the Kerala NiV outbreak under control.
Keywords: Nipah Virus; India.