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The Main Risk Factors of Nipah Disease and Its Risk Analysis in China.

A new interesting article has been published in Viruses. 2018 Oct 19;10(10). pii: E572. doi: 10.3390/v10100572. Review and titled:

The Main Risk Factors of Nipah Disease and Its Risk Analysis in China.

Authors of this article are:

Yu J, Lv X, Yang Z, Gao S, Li C, Cai Y, Li J.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Nipah disease is a highly fatal zoonosis which is caused by the Nipah virus. The Nipah virus is a BSL-4 virus with fruit bats being its natural host. It is mainly prevalent in Southeast Asia. The virus was first discovered in 1997 in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Currently, it is mainly harmful to pigs and humans with a high mortality rate. This study describes the route of transmission of the Nipah virus in different countries and analyzes the possibility of the primary disease being in China and the method of its transmission to China. The risk factors are analyzed for different susceptible populations to Nipah disease. The aim is to improve people’s risk awareness and prevention and control of the disease and reduce its risk of occurring and spreading in China.

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Nipah virus;fruit bat;risk analysis;transmission route


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