Infection with Nipah virus can cause mild to severe disease, including swelling of the brain and potentially death.
Symptoms typically appear in 4-14 days following exposure to the virus.
The illness initially presents as 3-14 days of fever and headache and often includes signs of respiratory illness.
Death may occur in 40-75% of cases.
Long-term side effects in survivors of Nipah virus infection have been noted, including persistent convulsions and personality changes.
To avoid getting affected by this virus, it is important to adopt proper precautions.