HOW IT IS TRANSMITTED?
It is a zoonotic virus (it is transmitted from animals to humans).
Transmitted from animals, such as bats or pigs, to humans.
Is Human to Human spread possible?
An infected person can be asymptomatic, but can be a carrier of Nipah.
SYMPTOMS & PREVENTION
The human infection presents as an encephalitic syndrome marked by fever, headache, drowsiness, disorientation, mental confusion, coma, and potentially death.
Currently, there are no vaccines for both humans and animals. Intensive supportive care is given to humans infected by Nipah virus.