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The other virus that worries Asia By Harriet Constable   REUTERS FILE PHOTO for reference only   The death rate for Nipah virus is up to 75% and it has no vaccine. While

I first read about the Nipah virus when Covid first broke out a year ago. I said here on this forum this will be a test for us if we will be able to handle a much more serious virus like the Nipah vir

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More scary news it appears, but leaving a whole lot out of locations and rates of spread.

 

"The disease's long incubation period (reportedly as long as 45 days, in one case) means there is ample opportunity for an infected host, unaware they are even ill, to spread it. It can infect a wide range of animals, making the possibility of it spreading more likely. And it can be caught either through direct contact or by consuming contaminated food."

 

Apparently it has been tracked for awhile, and has been found in Bangladesh, and Cambodia

 

Across 11 different outbreaks of Nipah in Bangladesh from 2001 to 2011, 196 people were detected to have Nipah – 150 died.

 

Does not sound as bad as Covid, but then what else has been in the headlines except Covid.

 

A very long article to read, sounds as if it was possibly written to be made for a television broadcast.

 

 

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5 hours ago, HOAX said:

I first read about the Nipah virus when Covid first broke out a year ago. I said here on this forum this will be a test for us if we will be able to handle a much more serious virus like the Nipah virus.

 

Asia has had several outbreaks recently so its pretty fresh in mind. Since the Nipah virus has so high mortality rate, the chances for the virus to become a large scale epidemic, infecting millions, especially in East- and Southeast Asia, is fairly low. Thais mindset allows for easier population control and social effort. Though the chances are obviously there with any high urban density.

 

However, in cultures where the mindset of people are very different, such as in most of the west and in parts of Africa, that's a whole different story. It can potentially lead to the end of western civilization as we know it. We've already seen what pandemics can do (Spanish flu, The plague...), yet the west just seems completely incapable of dealing with Covid-19. It's disappointing and concerning to be honest.

CEPI has commissioned several teams to develop competing vaccines for Nipah, so if a major breakout occurs the world may be able to do better.

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18 minutes ago, BangkokReady said:

Could we do something like kill all the bats that have the viruses?  Or stay the <deleted> away from them?  Whichever is most effective.

Bat is back on the menu boys! 

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23 minutes ago, BangkokReady said:

Could we do something like kill all the bats that have the viruses?  Or stay the <deleted> away from them?  Whichever is most effective.

 

The world keeps sending these Bat Women into caves to drag the bats out, to study, in labs.

 

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We're going to see multiple deadly vira as long as there are humans on this planet , but hopefully this covid-19 has been a wake up call, and governments worldwide will react asap if mysterious outbreaks are happening. 

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What about all the stray dogs that have Rabbis that try and bite me every morning when I walk Lets all just lock ourselves in our houses and be scared of everything

 

I am more scared of the Thai drivers to be honest and they dont carry a virus. My car has done 60,000 Klms and i have already worn out a set of brake pads by using my brakes that often to accommodate the idiots on the road

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