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About 60% of newly emerged & re-emerging pathogens share a common origin: #animals. When we cut down the forests where they live, they roost in our backyards & farms instead. #OneHealth @dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Marburg #virus 1970s-80s: cases in #SouthAfrica & #Kenya. 1998: 2nd biggest outbreak - 154 cases in the #DRCongo. 2005: biggest outbreak - #Angola with 374 cases with 329 deaths (fatality rate: 88%). 2017: outbreak in #Uganda contained through early detection & response.
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Ebola #virus 2014–16: #outbreak started in #Guinea & moved to #SierraLeone #Liberia - largest since the virus was first discovered in 1976. Current 2018-19 outbreak in eastern #DRCongo (#Zaire species) - highly complex, with insecurity adversely affecting #publichealth response.
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#Kerala had anticipated #Nipah's return, so they examined all encephalitis deaths in the last year. It even led to identifying some other rare diseases: a patient in Malappuram was found to have the rare West Nile virus. There could've been no under-diagnosis, only over-diagnosis
An anecdote we didn't use—Kerala's Rajeev walked into central health secretary's office in Delhi few days after the West Nile case. "Rajeev tell me," she asked, "isn't Malappuram in Kerala?" “Yes,” he said. "If it is Kerala, we don't have to bother. You guys will take care of it"
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Is this weird or not?

First sample of 21 - no #Nipah

Second sample of 55 - yes #Nipah and that too #FruitBats


Coz Mr Evil @BillGates has a vaccine ready only for FruitBat-carried Nipah.

@CEPIvaccines is the chosen ambassador
Next virus created by @BillGates is #Nipah + #Hendra = #Henipa

Long term plan. Vaccine under development.
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India's inadequate surveillance systems & a history of 'mystery deaths'

From a 2003 article:
"A "mystery" disease in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, that has so far affected 112 children and resulted in 43 deaths continues to baffle medical researchers. " 1/n

"The outbreak comes after a similar situation last year in Siliguri district in West Bengal and a suspected plague in the early 1990s. These outbreaks have highlighted India's serious weakness in identifying pathogens. "

" Ganguli's announcement that the Siliguri outbreak was caused by a measles variant was contradicted by researchers at the Delhi based National Institute of Communicable Diseases. "Six Siliguri samples were sent to [the US] CDC, and they turned out to be of Nipah virus," "
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1. What is #Nipah Virus ?

A : This virus was initially discovered when it caused an outbreak of brain fever among pig farmers in Kampung Sungai Nipah district, Malaysia.
2. Should I be worried ?

A : Not much but, just be on your guard. #NipahVirus is transmitted from person to person and there is no effective antiviral therapy for this infection .
3. Who is at high risk ? How is it transmitted ?

A : 1. People working with pigs and consuming pigs.
2. Farmers who come in contact with bats.
3. Consuming Fruits which are already bitten by bat.
4. Contact with people who already have #NipahVirus infection.
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The moment an unverified news report emerges on #NipahVirus , well-manicured @WhatsApp messages begin circulating. Is all of this linked to @BillGates so-called warning, which actually is his push for his next #Vaccine product…
Look at these well-made images circulated immediately after the news report on the #NipahVirus
@MoHFW_INDIA must watch out for this new game that @BillGates is playing.
@ashwani_mahajan I hope you are watching!
Same story played out with #Ebola and #Zika
Stage 1 - Few cases reported
Stage 2 - Scare amplified by @BillGates PR machine
Stage 3 - Amplify fear with "There Is No Vaccine" PR

The next few stages will be:
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