Several Deaths from Illness against which there is no Vaccine and Treatment
In southern India, several People have already died from Infections with the dangerous Nipah Virus. According to State Health Officials in Kerala, the deadly Pathogen was detected in three Deceased. The Results of another six Victims are pending. Altogether so far 30 Persons with Symptoms were admitted to a Hospital in the City Kozhikode. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this Pathogen causes a Public Health Emergency due to the Lack of effective Drugs and Vaccines.
Prevent the Spread of the Disease
Kerala Health Minister Rajeev Sadanandan said that a Nurse who had treated the Patients also died. Blood and Body Fluid Samples of all suspected Cases were sent to the National Virology Institute in Pune for approval. So far, it has been confirmed that three Deaths were due to Nipah. Concentration Efforts are now being made to prevent the Spread of the Disease as Treatment is limited to supportive Care.
Permanent Disease Consequences
According to Health Experts, after a Period of Incubation of less than two Weeks, the Disease is marked by a high Fever and flu-like Symptoms such as Headache and Dizziness. In the further Course it can come among other Things to respiratory Illnesses and Killer Meningitis. In Addition, it is well known that Patients can experience lasting Illnesses such as Personality Changes and Epilepsy. Only the Symptoms can be alleviated by Medication. The Mortality Rate is around 70 Percent. There is no Vaccine or causal Treatment against the Nipha Virus, which was first detected in Malaysia in 1998.