The scourge of Nipah Virus

Nipah virus infection outbreaks have created panic amongst people. It is different from swine flu and bird flu though some similarities do exist. It spreads through fruit bats, pigs or contact with an infected person. Currently, no treatment is available for Nipah virus infection. However, an antiviral named Ribavirin has shown to decrease the mortality rate in patients suffering from this infection. Its symptoms include headache, fever, myalgia, dizziness, and vomiting.


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