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Know What Is Nipah Virus and How To Protect Yourself from Nipah

Know What Is Nipah Virus and How To Protect Yourself from Nipah

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Nipah Virus is basically is a zoonotic( disease which can spread from animals to humans) disease which spreads through fruit bats of the genus Pteropus who are natural hosts of Nipah Virus. The signs of Nipah Virus firstly founded in Malasia and got it’s named ‘Nipah’ from the first victim of this virus in the village of Malaysia. According to the website of World Health organization of South- East Asia, In 1998 to 1999 there were 265 cases founded in Malaysia of Nipah virus.

These fruit bats may be migrated to India in Kozhikode area of Kerala from Malaysia. This virus basically spread through the saliva, urine and anything execrated by Pteropus bats. More than 6 people died in Kerala including one Nurse. This is really a serious issue. Because in Bangladesh and India there are signs of human o human transmission.

Symptoms :

  • Fever
  • A headache
  • Drowsiness(feeling tired and don’t want to do any work)
  • Disorientation
  • Mental Confusion
  • Coma

There is no proper cure for this virus till now so you should be careful enough. But don’t panic just have blood check-up from your nearest doctor. The primary treatment for this virus is intensive care of the patient but a person infected with the virus should be isolated because it can spread from human to human also. Moreover, there are 70% chances of person’s death if he is get infected by “Nipah Virus”. This is really an alarming situation in Kerala.

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Apart from this, this virus can spread through fruits bitten by bats and so on. So, be careful and avoid to go in wild areas for some days. This virus can be found in pigs and horses too.

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Recently, the founder of Microsoft Computers, Bill gates warns that 30 million people could die from the flu pandemic in some upcoming times. So we should take this virus as a warning for us. Moreover, there should be proper investment in research and development of this field to tackle with such kind of harmful viruses.

 

 

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