5 Unknown Facts of Nipah Virus

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Nipah virus is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe complications in both humans and animals alike.

These are the 5 unknown facts of Nipah Virus:

  • Nipah virus will cause a rare brain fever that spreads from fruit bats to livestock as well as humans.
  • High fever, terrible headache and breathing trouble are some of the known symptoms of Nipah virus, which has a high fatality rate.
  • It could potentially be a huge health scare this year 2018 as per WHO list of viruses. There is no vaccination available for Nipah virus as of now.
  • The virus was first identified among pigs in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998
  • Last known outbreak in the subcontinent was in 2004 in Bangladesh.

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