Five Things You Need To Know About Nipah Virus Today

Five Things You Need To Know About Nipah Virus Today

Complete information about Nipah virus

Recently, the Kerala State Health Department has confirmed the spread of Nipah virus (NiV) in the state. This virus has been confirmed by a team of doctors conducted by the blood and physical fluids of the victims. Nipah virus was registered in Kerala’s Kozhikode district where both of the victims died.

According to information published by the media, so far 6 people of the state have been killed by the Nipah virus, while others are admitted to hospitals but they have not been confirmed as suffering from this virus.

Union Health Minister JP Nadda has sent a specialist team of doctors from New Delhi to Kerala. J P Nadda instructed the director of the National Center for Disease Control to visit the affected districts and take necessary steps.

What is NIV Virus (NiV)?

It is an infection that makes the victims of fruits eat their food by eating fruit bats. This infection was first seen in pigs but later this virus was also reached to humans. In 2004, a Nipah virus started attacking humans in Bangladesh. Nipah virus spreads on bats by eating bats and after eating the same fruit by humans. It contains mostly dates and today.

How does Nipah virus spread?

    1.  According to experts, this virus spreads by bats.
      When these bats eat any fruit and the same fruit or vegetable eats any person or animal then it gets infected.
    2.  Nipah virus affects animals besides humans.
    3.  No vaccine has been prepared till now.
    4.  The death rate of an infected person is 74.5 percent.
    5.  For the first time, this virus was detected by Dr. Ko Bing Chua in 1998. During that time Dr. Bing was graduating from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

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How did Nipah virus name?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the first Nipah virus was detected in Malaysia in the year 1998. The people of Sungai Nipah village of Malaysia were first infected with this virus. It was named Nipah on the name of this village. During that time, such farmers were infected by those who used pig.