Nipah Virus Infection, a High Priority Disease: History, Facts, Transmission, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment
International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2018, Pages: 38-42
Received: May 27, 2018;
Accepted: Jun. 25, 2018;
Published: Jul. 21, 2018
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Vinil Upendrababu, Faculty of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia
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NiV is a zoonotic virus; the virus often infects mammals such as pigs and fruit bats (Pteropodidae), but they may be asymptomatic. Nipah virus infection transferred by contact with an NiV-infected animal or person or their secretions that has a high fatality rate in infected humans. The patient commonly present with the symptoms that vary from none to fever, cough, headache, dyspnea and confusion and at the end patient condition may worsen into a coma over a day or two. Though there is no significant medications or vaccination against this fatal disease, knowledge about the preventive measures of transmission of disease is inevitable to prevent the occurrence of NiV infection.
Nipah Virus Infection, A High Priority Disease, History, Facts, Transmission, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment
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