Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004017
Title: Knowledge and awareness of Nipah virus among general public
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to find how many people in society are aware of this new man-killing Nipah virus (NiV). Materials and Methods: An online survey was conducted for 100 people, everyone was given a questionnaire which comprises 10 questions about the mode of spread of NiV and precautions and prevention. Results: After the survey, the results were analyzed and it was seen that 92% of people aware of NiV; only 8% of people not aware of NiV. Conclusion: From this survey, we can conclude that most of the people are aware of NiV and its life-threatening potential. But most of them are not aware about the prophylactic measures for the prevention of NiV infection.

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    Anubhav Das, R. V. Geetha*

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     Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. V Geetha, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Anubhav Das, R. V. Geetha*

    Title:Knowledge and awareness of Nipah virus among general public
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2287-2290)
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    Methodology:An online survey
    Research Materials: Henipavirus, Nipah virus

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Henipavirus Nipah virus Paramyxoviridae

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