Everything You Should Know About the Nipah Virus

Everything You Should Know About the Nipah Virus

Kerala is on high alert due to mysterious deaths caused by an unidentified viral attack. Out of these, three have been confirmed as having been caused by Nipah Virus (NIV). The virus has no vaccine for animals or humans and is yet to be understood by many. Here’s a quick post on everything you need to know about NIV, its symptoms, and the precautions you must take to protect yourself.

What is Nipah Virus

According to the World Health Organization, Nipah Virus is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both humans and animals. The virus was first found in Singapore and Malaysia in 1998 and infected approximately 265 people. 40 %of these patients were taken into intensive care immediately. It was identified in pigs first and soon got transmitted to humans.

If any of these symptoms are left unattended, the patient might end up in a coma within 24-48 hours which will eventually lead to death.

Symptoms and Signs:

• Headache and fever

• Sore throat

• Dizziness

• Muscle aches

• Acute respiratory syndrome

• Atypical pneumonia

• Encephalitis or inflammation of the brain

Prevention

If you find someone suffering from these symptoms, take immediate action. The Nipah Virus is quick to spread and can get worse if left unattended. Consult a doctor or bring them to Lotus Hospitals!

Kerala is on high alert due to mysterious deaths caused by an unidentified viral attack. Out of these, three have been confirmed as having been caused by Nipah Virus (NIV). The virus has no vaccine for animals or humans as of now and is yet to be understood by many. Here’s a quick post on everything you need to know about NIV, its symptoms, and the precautions you must take to protect yourself. Kerala is on high alert due to mysterious deaths caused by an unidentified viral attack. Out of these, three have been confirmed as having been caused by Nipah Virus (NIV). The virus has no vaccine for animals or humans and is yet to be understood by many. Here’s a quick post on everything you need to know about NIV, its symptoms, and the precautions you must take to protect yourself.

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