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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:

  1. Nipah virus will cause a rare brain fever that spreads from fruit bats to livestock as well as humans.
  2. High fever, terrible headache and breathing trouble are some of the known symptoms of Nipah virus, which has a high fatality rate.
  3. 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.
  4. The virus was first identified among pigs in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998
  5. Last known outbreak in the subcontinent was in 2004 in Bangladesh
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