Usually when a Nipah virus infected bat drinks raw date, the raw date becomes a source of
Nipah virus for men. Bat’s saliva and urine transmits the virus. Bangladeshis like to drink
raw date in the winter. It seems impossible to change the habit. Boiled date juice doesn’t
transmit the disease.
When a man becomes infected he makes other people infected. In fact an infected person
shouldn’t share bed and foods with others and others should maintain at least three feet
distance from them.
According to Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research report Nipah virus
related death rate is increasing. It was 73 percent till 2007 and 89 percent from 2008 till
date. Now it is nearing 100 percent.
Experts are saying that now awareness might be the key. Boiled juice is safe; this virus
becomes ineffective in high temperature. So raw date may be healthy, but not healthy any
more due to Nipah virus.