2 new Ebola deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Here's all you need to know about the Ebola virus disease
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is caused by several viruses under the genus Ebolavirus; the latest outbreak was caused by a species called Zaire Ebolavirus.
Artifical intelligence helps to identify bat species that are suspected of carrying Nipah virus in Kerala
The analysis covered 523 bat species and 48 traits like diet, migration, geography, reproduction, environment.
Nipah in Kerala: State govt launches search for source of virus; identification may be difficult compared to last year
The Nipah virus was found to have spread last year from a 26-year-old youth who contracted it after consuming a fruit bitten by a fruit bat carrying the virus.
A detailed study by the Kerala government in the recent outbreak of Nipah virus has suggested that 17 of the 19 infected people might have contracted the deadly virus from the first victim, 26-year-old Mohammed Sabith.
Nipah outbreak in Kerala: Kozhikode church to stop serving holy communion on tongues of faithful as precaution
The Syro-Malabar church of Thamarassery has temporarily suspended placing holy communion on the tongues of churchgoers due to the Nipah virus outbreak.
With the source of the Nipah virus outbreak that has caused 14 deaths in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts yet to be ascertained, a batch of fresh five samples from fruit bats will be sent on Wednesday to the Bhopal-based National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases, said officials.
Nipah outbreak in Kerala: Health professionals, scientists struggle to understand how virus reached Kozhikode
More attention needs to be given to the question as to how the Nipah virus outbreak happened in Kerala. This is an issue which baffles health experts.
Nipah virus kills 9 in Kerala: All you need to know about the rare and deadly NiV carried by fruit bats
According to World Health Organisation, Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis (a disease which can be transmitted to humans from animals) that causes severe disease in both animals and humans