Nipah Virus more dangerous than Covid-19: ICMR Big Statement
Medical experts said that Nipah virus is spreading rapidly in Kozhikode since September 12. Officials have suggested that people there must wear masks. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that Nipah is more dangerous than Covid-19.
Corona virus is the worst virus of this generation. This prevented people from leaving their homes. At present, although the education of children has improved, about 70 lakh people are victims of this. Nipah Virus more dangerous than Covid-19: ICMR Big Statement.
Moreover, it has shattered the economy. But while recovering from that epidemic and leading a normal life, the Nipah virus, which is more dangerous than Corona, has come to light in India. Six Nipah cases have already been confirmed in Kerala.
Medical experts said that Nipah virus is spreading rapidly in Kozhikode since September 12. A fourth wave is expected in Kerala. Officials have suggested that people there must wear masks. Medical personnel are also distributing PPE kits. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that Nipah is more dangerous than Covid.
Ignoring this will pay a heavy price. ICMR General Director Dr. Rajeev Bal has indicated that precautions should be taken to prevent the spread of Nipah virus. . Nipah virus death rate is very high compared to covid death rate. He said that 2 to 3 per cent deaths are due to Covid virus, while 40 to 70 per cent deaths are recorded due to Nipah virus.
He ordered the authorities to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of Nipah virus at an early stage. ICMR DG said that monoclonal antibody drug is important in treating Nipah virus sufferers. But currently they only have enough of the monoclonal antibody drug for 10 patients. He said he will buy 20 more doses.
Since 2018 we have been procuring Monoclinal Antibody drug from Australia. Monoclonal antibodies have not been administered to a Nipah virus patient so far in our country. Dr. Bal informed that 14 Nipah patients abroad have been given monoclonal antibodies and all of them have recovered. However, it is said that this medicine should be given as soon as the virus is infected, then the patient will recover.
ICMR DG Rajeev Bal said that the spread of Nipah virus is more during the rainy season. Six Nipah cases have come to light in Kerala and special attention is being paid to their treatment. But he clarified that the decision to use monoclonal antibodies for Nipah patients in Kerala rests with the doctors, patients and their families and the Kerala government.
Because the trials on this drug were done only in one phase. Efficacy trials have not yet been completed. ICMR DG said that it was discovered in 2018 that Nipah virus can also be transmitted from bats to humans. But how the disease is transmitted from bats to humans is not known.
We are now trying to find out about this. To slow down the spread of the virus, he cautioned that precautions should be taken more than those taken during Corona. He also said that you should wash your hands frequently and wear a mask.