How to protect yourself from Nipah Virus?

The Nipah Virus or NiV has been taking a toll on lives of people in certain regions of India. Moreover, the panic is spreading as a few possible cases were detected in other parts of the country as well. So, what can we do about it on individual basis? You can’t probably stop the outbreak but being careful and vigilant can keep you and your loved ones stay safe.

We contacted our team of experts from Bansal Global Hospital and here are the tips they emphasised upon for protection against Nipah Virus:

Avoid animal to human transmission

Though the source of the infection is fruit bats but pigs are also identified to be active carriers of the virus. Avoid coming in direct contact with such animals and consuming their meat until the disease is declared to be under control.

Stay away from Niv Patients

The possibility of human to human transmission is lesser than that of animal to human but it’s not entirely safe. If you happen to inhale the same air that an infected person exhales, you can get the infection. If you are in affected regions avoid meeting or coming near infected patients.

Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene is very important. Ensure you properly wash your hands before and after meals. Wear clean clothes and use antiseptics in your bathing and washing water if you live in affected areas.

Selective Fruit Consumption

The main source of the disease is fruits. Avoid eating fruits coming from tall trees like mangoes, papayas, etc. Do not eat half-eaten fruits or contaminated fruits with paw or other marks. It’s best to eat well washed and properly cooked food rather than raw consumption.

If you see any symptoms, even fever or disorientation, get to your nearest speciality hospital at the earliest. The disease affects very swiftly so you can’t delay treatment or consultation.

Bansal Global Hospital provides 24×7 emergency services for all kinds of diseases and illnesses. You can contact the hospital directly or fill in this form to get in touch.

About Bansal Global Hospital

A world class private hospital located in North-West Delhi, the Bansal Global Hospital offers the best treatment possible and care to its patients round the clock (24×7). The multi-specialty Bansal Global Hospital provides specialist medical and surgical care ranging from simple day-case procedures to complex surgeries, blood and other tests in our state of the art pathology lab, digital X-rays, inpatient facilities. The hospital has dedicated inpatient facility, with all fully air-conditioned ensuite rooms. Our staff offer high quality services to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable as possible in private and discrete facilities.

Address :
Bansal Global Hospital C-10 Ramgarh,, Near Jahangirpuri Metro Station, Delhi, 110033
Bansal Fracture, Gynae and Kids Clinic, E-1086 Saraswati Vihar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034
Neo Kidz Clinic, C-38 Raj Nagar, Pitampura, Delhi 110034

Tel: 011-27636400
Dr Suresh Bansal – Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr Bimla Bansal – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Neha Bansal – Child Specialist

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