Nipah virus
Nipah virus

The Civil Aviation Authority in the Arab Republic of Egypt issued hours ago a warning to users at the national aviation stations "EgyptAir" in some Asian regions due to the spread of the Nipah virus in them, which is a very dangerous virus.

EgyptAir has singled out a warning to its workers in the countries and regions located in Southeast Asia, due to the emergence and spread of the new "Nipah" virus, in India, Malaysia, Singapore and Bangladesh.

In a related development, the Civil Aviation Authority published a leaflet about the Nipah virus for the sake of awareness, and the national company "EgyptAir" circulated it on its employees' pages, that the Nipah virus is a virus of animal origin that is transmitted directly from animals to humans, or through food. The contaminant, or between an infected person and another healthy person.

The Egyptian Civil Aviation has warned that exposure to infection with the Nipah virus comes from direct contact with infected animals, and the report clarified that the most important transmitters of the virus are bats, pigs, or fluids from their bodies, such as blood, urine or saliva.

He also warned that the virus can be transmitted through close contact with an infected person, or through body fluids such as (nasal drops, respiratory system and urine), as well as through the consumption of food products contaminated with the body fluids of infected animals, especially (palm sap or contaminated fruit).

It is worth noting that the symptoms of the virus appear within 3 to 14 days and its symptoms are similar to influenza. From fever, headache, muscle pain, vomiting, sore throat, dizziness and drowsiness, changes in mental state, acute encephalitis, and encephalitis determines the level of seizures in severe cases and may reach coma from 24 to 48 hours.