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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).