Nipah virus is transmitted to the baby from the milk of the infected mother. The research was evidenced by the IEDCR Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research of the government. Nipah virus is mainly spread from the raw juice of dates. Researchers have suggested special precautions for this. 64 percent of the patients identified this year are from Naogaon and Rajbari. 10 of the 14 infected have died so far.
The message of winter in nature at the end of winter. In the meantime, date palm juice collection has started in many places. Nipah virus mainly spreads from this raw juice.
According to IEDCR, the government’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, the number of people affected by the virus so far this year is 14. Five of them are from Naogaon and four from Rajbari. One patient each was detected in Shariatpur, Pabna, Natore and Rajshahi. Most of the victims have died.
Director of IEDCR Professor Tahmina Shireen said, if someone has fever-cold or cough, if he has consumed raw date juice before, the matter must be taken seriously. Consult a doctor for treatment and inform the doctor about consuming date juice.
For the first time this year, a mother was diagnosed with Nipah virus infection in Narsingdi. Later his child was also affected. Research shows for the first time that breastfeeding can affect babies.
Professor Tahmina Shireen also said, if someone suffers from cold and fever after drinking raw date juice before or after giving birth, then the mother should be kept away from the child. For the first time, research has found evidence that children can be infected with Nipah virus by drinking breast milk from infected mothers.
Nipah virus was detected in the country around 2001. So far, the infection of the virus has been detected in the body of 339 people. 240 of them have died. Experts have advised not to eat raw date juice and fruits eaten by animals to avoid infection.