DEADLY Nipah Virus: 10 People Die, No Treatment Available – How It Spreads and What Are the Symptoms?

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Kerala government confirmed Nipah infection spread. The first outbreak of the epidemic was in Malaysia and has claimed as many as 300 lives since.

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In a nutshell

A nurse at Perambra taluk hospital died due to suspected Nipah infection. The number of death related to Nipah infection has risen to 10, including 4 people confirmed Nipah cases and 6 suspected deaths in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts in north Kerala.

Business Standard has posted an article related to Nipah and has written a number of symptoms and ways how the disease can spread:

  • Direct contact with infected bats, infected pigs, NiV-infected people can cause the disease;
  • A fever and headache in 3-14 days of exposure;
  • An incubation period of five to 14 days;
  • Bad signs are fever, headache, dizziness, and vomiting, drowsiness, disorientation and mental confusion.

Bats might spread the

The bats are said to spread the through their droppings, saliva on half-eaten fruits and intermediate hosts like cattle and poultry. After infection, there are possibilities of human to human transmission.

A joint operation will be conducted to trace bats that might be infected with Nipah by the departments of health.

“One of the three who died of the disease had cleaned a well in their premises. Later presence of bats was found in that well. Officials with the three departments would be leading the drive,” health secretary Rajeev Sadanandan stated.

“In villages in the region, panchayats authorities have been asked to report deaths of bats in their area,” said KK Sunil Kumar.

It’s believed the bats spread Nipah through their droppings, saliva on bitten fruits and hosts like cattle. There are also the possibilities of human to human transmission.


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