Kerala is currently dealing with 2 ready viruses. On one hand, there is a rise in coronavirus cases, and on the other hand, the state is suffering from the Nipah Virus outbreak.
Recently when a 12-year-old boy from Kozhikode District in Kerala succumbed to Nipah, the officials rushed and enforced containment to stop the spread of the virus.
In 1999, the Nipah virus was named after Sungai Nipah, a village in Malaysia
Nipah is a zoonotic virus!
On the other hand, we still have no clue how Covid-19 spread!
Zoonotic infections are diseases spread from one species to another. Have a look at how it was transmitted in the below figure.
However, there is no update on how coronavirus got spread although it is said the first case was diagnosed in Wuhan.
Nipah – Fever, vomiting, headache, dizziness, altered consciousness, etc.
Covid – Fever, dry cough, loss of smell, tiredness, headache
Nipah virus is more deadly, less contagious. Whereas covid is on the contrary.
Virus spread Worldwide
Nipah virus is spread not only in India but also in Singapore, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
Coronavirus has spread almost all over the globe across 221 nations.
Medicines and ways to cure.
As the Nipah virus was discovered in 1999 and was not spread across the globe there is no drug or vaccine currently for this virus.
However, the deadly Coronavirus has just damaged the world. And people are still researching different vaccines and medicines.
As per the recent update, there are 11 people who are infected by the Nipah virus.
It is highly important that you start taking care of yourself as your health is your biggest priority. And get vaccinated because your body is ready to fight.