As the World Battles Pandemic Potential Outbreaks of Ebola, ZIKA and MDR TB, Kerala is battling outbreak of Nipah Virus.
The Emergency Medicine Association Leaders who are Residency Trained MCI/ NBE Recognized in EM are at the frontlines of caring for the patients effected by Nipah Outbreak.
EMA Leaders are working overtime at various Emergency Departments across Kerala. A Standardized protocol for triage and care is commissioned and the leaders are working closely with Government Officials in Kerala.
On a national level The Organized Medicine Guild of India has noted various initiatives taken by Leading Professional Medical Organizations in India about the Nipah Outbreak and various methods namely social media lectures and webcasts and blogs are being used to spread information.
INDUSEM Mission has always been an active player in the area of Global Health Security and the current outbreak of Nipah tests the training which has been imparted by INDUSEM to its leaders from EMA and the Academic College of Emergency Experts.
As per WHO:
“Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus.
NiV was first identified during an outbreak of disease that took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998. On this occasion, pigs were the intermediate hosts. However, in subsequent NiV outbreaks, there were no intermediate hosts. In Bangladesh in 2004, humans became infected with NiV as a result of consuming date palm sap that had been contaminated by infected fruit bats. Human-to-human transmission has also been documented, including in a hospital setting in India.
NiV infection in humans has a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection to acute respiratory syndrome and fatal encephalitis. NiV is also capable of causing disease in pigs and other domestic animals. There is no vaccine for either humans or animals. The primary treatment for human cases is intensive supportive care.”
The last outbreaks of Nipha were in West Bengal in 2001 and Bangaldesh in 2011.
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