India:’Nipah’ virus start?
After a gap of two years, the deadly Nipah virus has once again started to spread in neighboring India, killing two people and putting several people, including children, in the intensive care unit (ICU).
According to the news agency “Reuters”, the outbreak of the “Nipah” virus has been revealed once again in the Indian state of Kerala, which has killed at least two people there while searching for other people who met the aforementioned people and sent them to the hospital. Entered.
Both the deaths due to the ‘Nipah’ virus occurred in Kozhikode district, where the said virus had spread a year ago and several deaths had occurred.
In the state of Kerala in September 2021, the ‘Nipah’ virus had also spread and surprisingly, the said district had died from it, the same virus had also spread in the said state earlier.
What is Nipah virus?
The virus is transmitted from animals to humans and this deadly virus was first diagnosed in 1998 in bats and later in pigs in the Malaysian archipelago.
The said virus first appeared in the ‘Nipah’ region of Malaysia, hence its name, and soon the said virus spread to animals in other areas there.
Later, the Nipah virus was found in other animals including bats and pigs in Australia, where some humans also contracted it.
In the year 2004, Nipah virus was also diagnosed in Bangladesh and there too it initially infected animals but later it was found in humans as well
This virus is believed to be a dangerous virus easily transmitted from animals to humans, while it can also be transmitted from one person to another.
According to ‘India Today’, 40 to 75 percent of people suffering from the said virus are likely to die, however, if the disease is diagnosed promptly, good results can be obtained.
There is no cure or medicine available for the said virus, however, health experts try their best to treat the patient according to the symptoms and make him healthy.
It is believed that this virus is considered dangerous to human life because it is diagnosed very late and the infected person sometimes shows symptoms after a month and by then it is too late.
Its common symptoms include high fever, headache, swelling in the head, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, body aches, fatigue and restlessness.
The virus can also commonly be found in pigs, bats, dogs, horses and other similar domestic animals, from where it can be transmitted to humans.