Nipah Virus (NiV) was first identified in 1999 during an outbreak of encephalitis and respiratory illness among pig farmers and people with close contact with pigs. It is an emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. It also occurs as a result of consuming date palm sap that has been contaminated by infected fruit bats, as per WHO.
As far as symptoms go, the Nipah virus infection has symptoms like breathing trouble, fever, headache, drowsiness and disorientation. An infected person can slip into coma within 48 hours.
# Public # Attention
The Nippa virus has been confirmed behind the infectious disease reported from Perambra in Kozhikode. A 24-hour control room is functioning at the district medical office.
Phone number: 0495 2376063.
We can not deal with panic or terrorism. Instead, with prudence and discretion let us stand together to face this threat. District Medical Officer Dr. V. Jayashree announces. 1. Be careful not to eat fats, bats and mangoes, such as semi-edible nutrients and chambers or mangoes. 2. Avoid using any of the possibilities of falling defective creatures. For example, do not use toothpaste / poultry collected in open pots where there are a lot of bats.
3. Health workers should use personalized safety measures when dealing with diseases like fever, cough and drowsiness. Those who take care of the symptoms of fever, cough and drowsiness should also pay attention. 4. Do not spend too much time with patients.
5. Avoid maximum of visiting fever.
After contact with the patients, wash your hands thoroughly with soap.
7. Those who administer the dead body of death and death will use the personal security measures like mask and glouse. Wash your body immediately after washing it with soap. Those who ministered to the body would immediately bathe with soap.