Nipah virus: Health department warns against consuming raw date juice in Bangladesh
Titel Nipah virus: Health department warns against consuming raw date juice in Bangladesh
Caption 29 December 2023 Sylhet-Bangladesh: A man carefully collects date palm juice from a plastic container on the outskirts of Sylhet city on a winter morning. Doctors and Health Department have advised to be very careful about drinking raw date juice. According to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research ( IEDCR ), people are dying of Nipah virus after consuming raw date juice. In Bangladesh, Nipah virus is mainly spread by bats. The risk of contracting this virus is high between December and April. When bats are hung on palm trees to collect sap, the virus is transmitted by bat saliva or feces in the sap in the container. Many people, including children, are infected by eating any partial fruit eaten by bats. People eat the juice raw and get infected. IEDCR director said 71 percent of people infected with Nipah virus die. Already this year 2023, 10 people have died of Nipah virus so far. Therefore, due to the risk of death due to Nipah virus, last December 14, 2023, the Department of Health issued a warning to refrain from consuming raw date juice to prevent the spread of Nipah virus. Currently children and teenagers are more affected., 12405300
Aufnahmedatum 29.12.2023
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