Published on July 17, 2018
slide 1: 5 symptoms of Nipah virus Nipah Virus or NiV infection is a newly emerging infectious disease that causes severe illness in animals as well as humans. The natural host of the Nipah virus is fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family Pteropus genus. The virus spreads directly from human-to-human through close contact with peoples secretions and excretions. Eating partially-eaten fruits by infected bats and partially-cooked meat of infected animals can also trigger the virus. Drinking date palm sap/toddy/juice can also cause the infection. There is innumerous Healthcare Centers in Bangalore which will let you get yourself detected at the initial stage. Five symptoms that can cause Nipah virus attack your body are listed below: This infection can occur in humans without showing any symptoms. However it is essential for people to look out for influenza-like symptoms. Fever sore throat headaches vomiting and muscle pain myalgia are some of the familiar signs. The infection progresses to acute respiratory infection mild to severe causing interference in breathing. During this phase people experience atypical pneumonia and acute respiratory distress which further leads to severe problems. slide 2: It further advances to fatal encephalitis which means causing inflammation of the brain tissue. The symptoms henceforth lead to drowsiness dizziness altered consciousness and neurological signs. In severe cases seizures and encephalitis occur progressing to a state of coma within 24 to 48 hours. The symptoms may take from four to fourteen days to appear after a person gets infected. The initial symptoms are not very clear and can easily be confused with that of viral fever and common cold. Therefore it is advised to get diagnosed at the Blood Test centers in Bangalore. The virus has the ability to kill a person from between 40 percent to 100 percent of those infected by it. And the surprising fact is more than 60 percent of this infection in human bodies comes from animals. Detection has been an issue with NiV. Hence before this virus takes over your bodies consult Family Doctors in Bangalore and get a thorough detailed diagnosis done.