India says it has contained Nipah virus

UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

A 28-year-old nurse in the southern Indian state of Kerala who died in an outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus has been hailed as a hero after it emerged that she was infected while taking care of an affected family.

Also called as NiV, the Nipah virus infection is spread mainly by fruit bats and can affect both humans as well as domestic animals including dogs, cats, goats, horses, and sheep.

AT least 13 individuals have died after a breakout of the uncommon Nipah virus in India - which has sparked fears of a worldwide epidemic.

Kozhikode: A fourth member of the same family in Kerala has died of the rare Nipah virus, officials said on Thursday. "I have shared the information with physicians from Baby Memorial Hospital and Government Hospitals, which they may use at their discretion", said Khader when contacted.

Infectious illness outbreaks is usually a problem in India, the world's second most populous nation, the place an infection management and surveillance programs are weak, resulting in lots of of deaths yearly from illnesses akin to mosquito-borne dengue.

UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

Blood and body fluid samples from suspected cases in Kerala have been send to the National Institute of Virology in the western city of Pune for study, officials said.

Precautions: Avoid contact with bats or its faecal droppings and pigs.

Two other confirmed cases of Nipah virus have been detected and the patients are being treated in a hospital. Seven of these victims are from Kozhikode district, including the first three victims from a single family, and three from the neighbouring Malappuram district. This virus was first identified in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998, but that time, it was predominantly caused in pigs and then got transmitted to humans.

Symptoms typically present one to two weeks after exposure and can include fever and headache, convulsions, respiratory and neurological problems, according to the agency.

The usual treatment is to provide supportive care. Eating food which may have the droplets of saliva of infected bats can lead to the transmission of the virus. "Experts consider that given (these diseases') potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious drugs and/or vaccines, there is an urgent need for accelerated research and development", it says on the WHO website.

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