Post by DoctoriDuniya
Nipah Virus - You must have heard from someone or read about it somewhere and it must have frightened you and pushed you to know more about the highly contagious and menacing virus. Due to the increasing number of patients inflicted by this virus and having no proper treatment and vaccines available, the Nipah virus has become the number one concern throughout the nation.
Due to the occurrence of some cases of quickly spreading and life-threatening viruses, there is an urgency of spreading awareness about the Nipah virus and its complications. With lesser-known facts existing about the virus, it is highly recommended to follow preventive measures to protect ourselves from deadly infection, which is the dire need of the hour. Let us together know more about it and the ways to stop its spread.
After so many studies and research, it has been found out that the Nipah virus is closely related to animals. The fruit bats are considered as a natural host of the truly scary and infectious Nipah virus. Unfortunately, there is no treatment available; precaution is the only key to prevention.
Studies suggest that the very first person who witnessed the Nipah virus was based in Malaysia in 1998 and the village where the first outbreak happened called Nipah. So at last the virus got the name from its original place.
How the Nipah virus gets transmitted?
The bats are found to be the key transmitter of the NIV virus. The infection takes place through:
• Direct contact with the infected bats
• Infected pigs
• Fruits bitten by the infected bats
• Droplet infection
• The infection can spread through the infected person
What are the symptoms of the Nipah Virus?
The symptoms associated with Nipah virus infection usually take 5-14 days to appear which include:
• Abnormal or shortness of breath
• Sore throat
• Muscle pain
The symptoms become worse with the passage of time and the patient may go into a coma.
By following preventive measures and incorporating precautionary steps you can highly fight off its infection.
Here are some must-follow tips to protect you and your loved ones from the deadly viruses.
1. Properly clean and wash fruits and vegetables before consuming them.
2. Do not buy bitten fruits and vegetables.
3. Do not buy fruits exported from the infected area.
4. Keep your surroundings clean and free from bats.
5. Wear masks before visiting public places.
6. Avoid visiting patients.
7. Make sure you wash your hands frequently.
8. Avoid visiting places or consuming things that are mostly exposed to bats.
9. Avoid being in contact with trees and plants.
“Be Informed, Be Healthy”