Connect with us

News

Fear Grips India As Rare Virus Continues To Claim Lives, May Become Global Epidemic

The disease is suspected to be caused by infected fruit bats.

Several people in southern India have d*** after they have been infected with a virus that causes flu-like symptoms at first and develops into something more agonizing as the disease progresses. What is more alarming is that, according to health officials, the rare disease may even become a global epidemic if it is not contained.

Emergency measures are being taken in the southwestern state of Kerala in India after almost 50 people have been infected with the Nipah virus. While those infected only experience flu-like symptoms at the onset, the agony aggravates as the symptoms progress to encephalitis, a condition characterized by the swelling of the brain.

Several people in India have already d*** because of the Nipah virus, which comes with flu-like symptoms that eventually develop to encephalitis.

Source: AP/K.Shijith

For now, there is no vaccine against Nipah and the only treatment given to those who have been diagnosed with the disease is meant to make them comfortable. Hence, the disease has a mortality rate of 70 percent.

It is still unclear as to how the Nipah outbreak began but a senior Health Ministry official has told the Indian press that it is likely to have originated from a person who has been infected by a fruit bat. It is also believed that Infections that followed are a result of the transmission of the virus to those who took care of the first victims, such as their relatives or health workers.

The Nipah virus is suspected to have come from infected fruit bats.

Source: AFP

However, after tests on several dead bats that were found at a secondary school in the state of Himachal Pradesh were ordered, the results revealed that the bats were not carrying Nipah. Despite this, fear continues to grip the people of India.

As part of the precautionary measures, health officials advise the public not to eat fruits that have fallen on the ground or appear to have tooth or claw marks. People are also dissuaded from traveling to the affected states, and coming near to abandoned wells as fruit bats eat dates from palm trees, and sometimes nest in wells.

Apart from not eating fruits that appear to have been bitten by fruit bats, people are also advised to stay away from abandoned wells.

Source: PTI

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the disease as one of the eight priority diseases that could cause a global epidemic, along with Ebola and Zika.

News

Marine Park Trainer in China Puts Lipstick on Beluga Whale, Sparks Outrage

She did it to make the whale look “prettier.”

Being viral is what everybody wants to be, especially for businesses and wanna-be celebrities. People will do even the craziest things just to get famous online. A marine park trainer pulls a stunt possibly to make the park's videos viral, but it earned her so much more.

The park in question is Sun Asia Ocean World in Dalian in North Eastern China. In one of the videos that featured the park's attractions, a female trainer was seen putting on bright red lipstick on a beluga whale's lips.

...
Continue Reading

News

Kim Jong-un Brought Personal Toilet To Protect His Stools During Sit-Down With Trump

Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level.

Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level. North Korean officials made sure that he will have a safe arrival for his sit-down with President Donald Trump in Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit. To make this possible, they used two decoy airplanes to protect the Supreme Leader's stools. Yes, you read that right.

Bringing his own bodyguards and food supply is definitely nothing out of the ordinary. However, tagging a portable toilet along certainly dropped a lot of jaws. Kim's security team brought the bathroom fixture to Singapore in an effort to “deny determined sewer divers insights into the supreme leader's stools.”

...
Continue Reading

News

More Than 220,000 Pounds of Spam Recalled Over Contaminated Cans

Check your SPAM cans now.

Hormel Foods Corporation has announced a recall of over 220,000 pounds of canned products, including the ever popular Spam, due to metal pieces reportedly found inside. Four consumers have complained about the metals found in the canned meats.

The US Department of Agriculture stated that there were reports of "minor oral injuries" but so far no one fell ill or was seriously injured from eating spam and other canned products from the Minnesota-based company. The first report was made to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on May 25.

...
Continue Reading

Like Us On Facebook