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 increasing number of patients inflicted by this virus and having no proper treatment and vaccines available, nipah virus has become the number one concern throughout the nation. Due to the occurrence of some cases of quickly spreading and life threatening virus, 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 nipha virus is closely related to animals. The fruit bats are considered as a natural host of truly scary and infectious nipha virus. Unfortunately there is no treatment available; precaution is the only key to prevention.
Studies suggest that the very first person who witnessed nipha virus was based in Malaysia in 1998 and the village where the first outbreak happened called nipha. So at last the virus got the name from its origin place.
How the Nipah virus gets transmitted?
The bats are found to be the key transmitter of NIV virus. The infection takes place through:
•Direct contact with the infected bats
•Fruits bitten by the infected bats
•The infection can spread through the infected person
What are the symptoms of Nipah Virus?
The symptoms associated with nipah virus infection usually take 5-14 days to appear which include:
•Abnormal or shortness of breath
The symptoms become worse with the passage of time and patient may go in 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 deadly virus.
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 infected area.
4. Keep your surrounding clean and free from bats.
5. Wear mask 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 contacts of trees and plants.
“Be Informed, Be Healthy”