Nipah virus symptoms – Prevention, Vaccine, Origin

Nipah Virus Symptoms and more about it is discussed in this article, this virus causes various types of illness and disease. The virus’ scientifically known as Nipah Henipavirus, causes infection in humans and animals. Through this article, we are going to share detailed information regarding the Nipah Virus Symptoms, Cure, Prevention & origin, in order to know all about it you have to keep reading this article.


Nipah Virus Symptoms

An individual who is in touch with the virus suffers from Fever, Headache, Muscle pain (myalgia), Vomiting & Sore throat in the least serious condition; in case the person goes in more serious he/she suffers from Dizziness, Drowsiness, Altered consciousness, Acute encephalitis, Atypical pneumonia, Severe respiratory distress & Seizures.


Nipah Virus i.e. Nipah Henipavirus is a bat-borne virus (which spreads from a bat to a human or animal) that causes infection in humans and animals, whoever suffers from the disease goes very badly by health condition. The virus has the highest mortality, meaning that out of a hundred infected individuals more are suffering from serious illness, even it becomes the cause of death of an individual.

Virus Nipah Virus (NiV)
Scientific Name Nipah Henipavirus
Firstly Identified In 1998
Virus Kingdom Orthornavirae
Mortality Rate High

In 1998, the first cases of Nipah Virus were identified in West Malaysia, when it outbreaks on Pig farm and 265 had gone infected and 108 had died. As the Virus’ name is referred to as Nipah, actually the name was taken from a place Sungai Nipah in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, where the first human case of Nipah Virus was identified.


Whoever was infected with the Nipah Virus from 1998 to 2018, out of them, 40 percent to 70 percent had died. During 1999, about 300 people were infected with it and more than 100 individuals died.

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Nipah Virus Prevention

Prevention for the Nipah Virus is as follows, every individual must follow it to be protected from the deadly virus.

  • An individual must do a hand regularly with soap and water.
  • An individual must make a distance from the sick bat or a pig.
  • An individual must avoid going to those areas where there is a base of bats.
  • An individual must not eat or drink any food which can be deprived by a bat, such as raw date palm sap or raw fruit.
  • An individual must avoid being in touch with any NiV (Nipah Virus) infected individual’s blood or body fluids.

Nipah Virus Treatment

There is no licensed treatment is yet available for the NiV i.e. Nipah Virus infection, however, monoclonal antibody therapies are under development for the cure of deadly Virus.


An individual who is infected with such various firstly he/she goes into quarantine because it may affect the others top, as I mentioned the virus has the highest mortality rate, then an infected one must eat those foods which increases his/her immunity to fight with Virus.

Note: There is no such vaccine developed which increases immunity against the Nipah Virus, in the upcoming years it may be developed.

More about the Nipah Virus are its symptoms:

  • Symptoms for the virus appear between 4-14 days.
  • The illness is firstly present as 3-14 days.
  • Death may occur in 40% – 75% cases.
  • An individual can be directly infected by being touched with Pig or Bat’s blood, urine, and saliva.

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