NIPAH : The Virus Disease Kerala's Biggest Fear

The latest impact in Kerala is the attack of the Nipah virus a deadly virus that is spread by fruit-eating bats. The first occurrence of the disease was in the last year 2018 and it is the second time that the Nipah is hitting Kerala.

 HOW THE VIRUS SPREAD

First, it is transmitted from fruit-eating bats.
From the bats, it is transmitted or spread to animals like pigs. 
From there it is spread to humans. 
And last it spreads from humans to other humans in contact. 

FACTS ABOUT NIPAH

Nipah virus got its name from a Malaysian village from where it is first discovered. 
Nipah virus was first discovered in Singapore and Malaysia. 
It was discovered in 1998. 
It is associated with inflammation of the brain. 

SYMPTOMS OF NIPAH VIRUS

Fever followed by a headache. 
Inflammation of the brain due to fever. 
Some find respiratory symptoms at early. 
And all this results in a coma stage within 24-48 hours. 

PREVENTION OR SAFETY MEASURES TAKEN TO AVOID NIPAH VIRUS: 

Ensure that food is not contaminated by bats. 
Do not eat fruits that are bitten by bats. 
One needs to safeguard for oneself after coming in contact with the person who has been affected by the virus. 

CONCLUSION

Let’s join our hands and pray for those who are infected in order to cure the disease.

Savio Joseph

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