The disease has also become a cause of concern in India after the death of a 12-year-old boy in Kerala due to Nipah virus. A team of international researchers has given a good information about this that vaccines like Covishield can be effective in Nipah virus. Scientists have successfully used it on monkeys.
The University of Oxford and the US National Institutes of Health have tested it on eight African monkeys. Scientists tested these eight African monkeys using CHADOX1 NiV (a vaccine like Covishield) in experiments. Four monkeys from one of these groups were given one or two doses. After this, in all the eight monkeys, some were given the original Nipah virus through the throat and some through the nose.
The effects on these monkeys were studied after 14 days. All monkeys were tested for Nipah virus. It was shocking that the monkeys who were given the vaccine did not show any symptoms of Nipah virus. Antibodies were developed in them due to the vaccine. Monkeys that were not vaccinated showed symptoms of Nipah virus. It has been found from this study that the vaccine can prove to be effective in Nipah virus. After the results are out, further study is being done on this.
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