Click to Translate to English Click to Translate to French  Click to Translate to Spanish  Click to Translate to German  Click to Translate to Italian  Click to Translate to Japanese  Click to Translate to Chinese Simplified  Click to Translate to Korean  Click to Translate to Arabic  Click to Translate to Russian  Click to Translate to Portuguese

Forum Home Forum Home > General Discussion > Latest News
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Nipah in Bangladesh
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Online Discussion: Tracking new emerging diseases and the next pandemic

Nipah in Bangladesh

 Post Reply Post Reply
Technophobe View Drop Down
Senior Moderator
Senior Moderator

Joined: January 16 2014
Location: Scotland
Status: Offline
Points: 55610
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Technophobe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Nipah in Bangladesh
    Posted: March 04 2019 at 12:22am

IEDCR tests find nipah virus caused Thakurgoan deaths

Senior Correspondent,

Published: 03 Mar 2019 11:59 PM BdST Updated: 03 Mar 2019 11:59 PM BdST

The government’s disease monitoring arm, the IEDCR, has identified nipah as the cause of five deaths in the northwestern Thakurgoan district in Bangladesh.

It has warned the people again ‘not to drink raw date juice’ which is the source of the viral infection that can pass from one person to another.

The IEDCR in a statement on Sunday said it found the presence of the virus in the sample of the first deceased. The others came into contact of that person.

They all died in the last week of February.

The bat-borne nipah virus that killed nearly 70 percent of those infected in Bangladesh has remained a health ‘concern’ since 2001.

It has been striking every year since then between December and April.

Anthropological study says drinking raw date or palm sap in the morning is an age-old practice in Bangladesh, especially in rural areas, where there is a general lack of hygiene.

The virus has so far infected 303 people, and 211 of of them died.

This year six people died out of eight infections.

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
Back to Top
jacksdad View Drop Down
Chief Moderator
Chief Moderator

Joined: September 08 2007
Location: San Diego
Status: Offline
Points: 42891
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jacksdad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2019 at 2:26am
That is a ferocious fatality rate

"Buy it cheap. Stack it deep"
"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down