Nipah Virus in Kerala: Killer Virus (निपह वायरस: क्या है और कैसे फैलता है)

By | May 23, 2018

Nipah Virus: Killer Virus

An outbreak of Nipah Virus has been reported in India. Ten people in the South Indian State of Kerala have died after being by this deadly virus. Two more peoples are reported to be infected. So the virus is spreading its reach. Here in this article, we will provide you all information regarding this killer virus. We will provide all details regarding it which you have to know about it.

Nipah Virus has been detected in southern states. The State Government is taking all required measurements in blocking its reach. So the peoples don’t need to panic about it. This virus can be defeated. Many doctors are trying to find a vaccine for its cure. We are just hoping that they will be successful in doing it. Nipah Virus can be defeated with intensive care.

Nipah Virus in Kerala

As reported earlier this week, the outbreak of Nipah Virus in Kerala is taking place. So far, 10 peoples have lost their lives due to this killer virus. There are currently 09 other people who have been infected by this virus. A lot of peoples who have come in contact with infected individuals are also under surveillance. The State Government is trying every way possible to stop the outbreak of Nipah Virus in Kerala. We are just hoping that this virus will not spread to other parts of the State. So the peoples have to be careful.

What is Nipah Virus?

  • Nipah Virus (NiV) infection is a zoonotic disease that causes severe disease in both animals and humans.
  • Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus are the natural host of the virus.
  • Nipah Virus infection was first recognized in a large outbreak of 265 suspected cases in peninsular Malaysia during Sep 1998 to April 1999.
  • Nipah Virus infection gets its name from the village in Malaysia where the person from whom the virus was first isolated succumbed to the disease.

How Does Nipah Virus Spread?

  • The disease spreads through fruit bats of the genus Pteropus, who are natural reservoir hosts of the Nipah.
  • The virus is present in bat urine and potentially, bat faeces, saliva, and birthing fluids.
  • Presumably, the first incident occurred when pigs in Malaysian farms came in contact with the bats that had lost their habitats due to deforestation.

Human to Human?

  • In Bangladesh and India, there have been reports of possible human to human transmission of the disease.

Nipah Virus Symptoms

Symptoms of Nipah Infections are following;

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Disorientation
  • Mental Confusion
  • Coma
  • Potentially Death

Note: During the outbreak in Malaysia, up to 50% of clinically apartment human cases died.

Nipah Virus Treatment

There is no specific treatment for Nipah Virus. The primary treatment for Nipah Virus is intensive supportive care of the infected patient. So basically, there is no cure for Nipah Virus. So we can only prevent it. The peoples from Kerala have to be extra careful in coming days. We will suggest you take proper guidance regarding the steps of preventing this virus. If you want to ask anything related to this virus, we will suggest you to visit the nearby hospital. We will also try to help you regarding it.

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