Three people have been hit by the death of Nipah virus in the country. This virus is spreading rapidly in Kerala's Kozhikode. There is also confirmation of having a nipah virus in 25 people's blood. With the help of nipah virus, the Kerala government has sought help from the Center. After taking the matter seriously, Union Health Minister JP Nadda has ordered the NCDC team to move to Kerala.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nipah virus spreads from bats and fruits in humans and animals. In 1998, for the first time, its cases were reported in the Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia. Because of this, its name was nipah virus. In 2004 the case of this nipah virus was also found in Bangladesh.
What is Nipah virus
There is a serious infection that spreads in niph or humans and animals. This virus is the cause of encephalitis, so it is also called 'Nipah Virus Encephalitis'. 'Nipah virus' is related to the Hendra Virus. This infection spreads through fruit bats.
According to the initial investigation, the people involved in date farming take this infection to its grip soon. Due to this virus, a lot of people were affected in Bangladesh in 2004. Earlier it was seen in pigs too.
Characteristics of Nipah Virus
People affected by this virus have difficulty breathing and feel irritation in the brain. At the time of treatment, death can not be found. The nipah virus in humans is associated with encephalitis, which causes swelling in the brain. Fever, headache, dizziness has been found in early symptoms. According to doctors, in some cases the patient goes into coma even after symptoms increase within 24-28 hours.
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Methods of defense
So far no vaccine associated with this virus has come. To avoid this virus, avoid eating fruits, especially dates. Fruit should not be eaten by trees. This virus spreads from one person to another. To prevent this, there is a need to maintain distance from the infected patient. The patient's care is the only way to cure virus. Always keep infected animals, especially pigs away from yourself.