Nipah virus infection – health.vic

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Key messages

  • Nipah virus infection is a newly emerging zoonosis.
  • Nipah virus infection does not have to be notified, but any new cases should be reported to the department.
  • Human cases range from asymptomatic to those involving fatal encephalitis.
  • The initial outbreaks was in Malaysia in 1998, followed by Singapore, Bangladesh and India.
  • Fruit bats are the natural host, but pigs, horses, goats, sheep, cats and dogs can become ill if infected and transmit the virus…

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