Nipah Virus – Symptoms, Facts and Treatment


Nipah virus (NiV) was basically identified in April 1999. At that time it caused outbreak of neurological and respiratory disease on pig farms which is located in peninsular Malaysia. There were 105 human and one million pigs died. The name “Nipah” is basically refers to place, Kampung Baru Sungai Nipah located in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. This place is the first source of Nipah Virus in human case.

Nipah Virus (NiV) infection in humans has a limit of clinical presentations to acute respiratory syndrome and fatal encephalitis. NiV is also the cause of disease in pigs and other animals. You should proper take care from the nipah virus because theare are not any vaccine for either humans or animals. Intensive supportive care is the main treatment for human affected by Nipah Virus. This virus can be transmitted human to human.

What is the Nipah Virus?

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly found virus which is the reason of severe disease in both animals and humans.  Fruit bats are the main host of the Nipah virus. These fruit bats are from the Pteropodidae Family.

Nipah Virus is the reason of several diseases in animals and human. Direct contact of affected human is the reason of spreading this nipah virus. So avoid contact from human and animals which are affected by Nipah virus.

Who are the Carriers of the Nipah Virus?

The main carrier of Nipah Virus is Bats. Another source of NiV is pigs and this virus could be spread by coughing.

Symptoms of the Nipah Virus Infection?

  1. Fever
  2. Neurological Symptoms
  3. Nausea
  4. Vomiting
  5. Convulsions

How does it spread?

Nipah virus spreads from contact with affected human or animals. NiV can be spread by eating the partially eaten fruits by infected fruits bats. If you eat the partially cooked meat of infected animals then this will also become risky.

Prevention of Nipah Virus

There is not any vaccine for treating the Nipah virus. So prevention is the best treatment option from the Nipah Virus. Please read below carefully to be preventing from the Nipah virus.

  1. Wash your hands several times
  2. Wear Gown
  3. Wear Higher Mask
  4. Wear Cap
  5. Wear Gloves
  6. Avoid physical contact with infected people
  7. Avoid consuming partly eaten fruits
  8. Boil freshly collected date palm juice before consuming
  9. Always wash and peel fruits before eating
  10. Maintain the hygiene
  11. Cover household properly

Treatment of Nipah Virus Infection

As we discussed above there are not a vaccine developed for the Nipah virus. The best method to prevent from the nipah virus is the proper prevention. The incubation period ranges between 4 and 14 days from contracting the disease to the onset of the symptoms of Nipah virus. Some time incubation period could be of 45 days. So just do the proper care of yourself and your family. Read carefully this article and apply the full precaution because there are not any other option to be treated the nipah virus symptoms till yet. Good Luck! Be Healthy!

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