The Health Department in Kerala is on a very high alert. It is all due to the spread of a virus known as Nipah Virus. The latest news is covering all the details about Nipah Virus, also called NiV.
The Kerala Government has even got a special team for listing and monitoring the different cases in the state. It is a time of real panic for Kerala and the rest of the country.
Special efforts are made to make sure that the Nipah Virus contagious spread is kept in control. People are losing lives and the number of Nipah Virus death is increasing.
So, it is important to know all that you can about this NiV that is killing people.
What Should You Know About Nipah Virus?
The NiV is spreading through the people like wildfire. It is due to the direct contact with infected pigs and fruit bats. The number of Nipah Virus deaths in Kerala is increasing day by day. Also, two suspected cases have been reported from Karnataka as well. So, here is some information about the virus that you should know.
This Virus is contagious and can spread when people eat the fruits contaminated by fruit bats. Also, direct contact with infected people and pigs can also result in an infection with the virus.
Just like the H1N1 virus, the Nipah Virus too has a tendency to mutate. As a result, the vaccination against these viruses will not be effective for a longer period of time. That is the reason such viruses carry the potentiality of causing mass widespread.
Signs And Symptoms Of Nipah Virus
There are some specific signs and symptoms of Nipah virus which can come to notice. These symptoms are noticeable when a person is infected with this virus.
- Mental confusion
- Brain swelling
It is clear from the symptoms that the virus can be a fatal one for those who get an infection. So, special care is important for the patients to stop Nipah Virus’ contagious spread.
Measures To Take For Virus Control
- Total isolation of the infected patients is a must. This virus is contagious and direct contact can get another person an infection as well
- Wearing masks around when treating the patient is also an important thing
- Eating raw vegetables and fruits is a strict no. These fruits can have the virus as well
- Washing hands after treating the patients should be a common practice
As there is no specific treatment for the virus, it can be a deadly thing for someone who gets it.