What Is Nipa Virus in Details? What This Vide
Nipah virus infection (NiV) is a viral infection caused by the Nipah virus. Symptoms from infection vary from none to fever, cough, headache, shortness of breath, and confusion. This may worsen into a coma over a day or two. Complicat can include inflammation of the brain and seizures following recovery.
The Nipah virus is a type of RNA virus in the genus Henipavirus. It can both spread between people and from other animals to people. Spread typically requires direct content with an infected source. The virus normally circulates among specific types of fruit bats. Diagnosis is based on symptoms and confirmed by laboratory testing.
Management involves supportive care. As of 2018 there is no vaccine or specific treatment.Prevention is by avoiding exposure to bats and sick pigs and not drinking raw date palm sap. As of 2013 a total of 582 human cases of Nipah virus are estimated and 54 percent of those who were infected died. In 2018, an outbreak of the disease resulted in at least 10 death in the Indian state of Kerala.
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