India’s Response To Nipah Outbreak Offers Lessons For Containing Future Viral Outbreaks

Brookings Institution’s “Future Development”: Containing a deadly virus: Lessons from the Nipah outbreak in India
Vinod Thomas, visiting professor at the Asian Institute of Management, discusses lessons learned from the Nipah outbreak response in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Thomas writes, “In the wake of worldwide threats of new viral outbreaks, Kerala’s experience holds lessons going forward. Disease prevention and rapid response, coupled with environmental protection, should be bigger priorities everywhere” (7/23).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/kff

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.